Compare Neosporin vs. Silvadene

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Neosporin (neomycin / polymyxin / bacitracin)

Over-the-counter
Helps prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Neosporin (neomycin / polymyxin / bacitracin) is an effective, over-the-counter, first-line infection prevention in minor scrapes, cuts, and burns.

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Upsides
  • Can help your wound heal faster.
  • Comes in a ointment, cream, foam and spray.
  • Is available over-the-counter.
  • A more affordable generic option is also available.
  • Comes in formulations that can also help treat pain, itch, and scars.
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Downsides
  • May not be effective for large or deep cuts.
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Used for
  • Minor cuts
  • Minor scrapes
  • Minor burns
  • Burn
Dosage forms
  • Cream
  • Ointment
  • Foam
  • Spray
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Price
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$4
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Side effects
The Neosporin (neomycin / polymyxin / bacitracin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Silvadene (Silver Sulfadiazine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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