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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is bacitracin 500 ointment the same as the neosporin white ointment?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not quite: Commonly sold over-the-counter antibacterial topical medications (such as ointment for skin) include: (1) Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic containing bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B; (2) Polysporin or Double Antibiotic containing bacitracin and polymyxin B; and (3) bacitracin as a single ingredient. Others exist, such as neomycin as a single ingredient, or neomycin plus polymyxin B, etc...

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