What should I know about Neosporin ophthalmic ointment before using it?

Before using Neosporin ophthalmic ointment (neomycin, polymyxin and bacitracin), know that:
  • You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • This medication should not be used on children.
  • To avoid contamination, do not allow the open tip of the tube to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands.
  • This medication must be used for the entire prescribed amount of time, even if symptoms clear up sooner.
  • You should not share this medication with others.