Neosporin vs Vaseline

Neosporin
(OTC)
Vaseline
Neosporin is a skin medication and an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.0
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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July 3, 1968
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
70,887 Discussions
232,487 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for Acne
#3 for Itching
#4 for Wounds
#5 for Rash
#6 for Eczema
Neosporin is approved for Infection, Acne, Itching, Wounds and Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Itching
#2 for Rash
#3 for Dry Skin
#4 for Eczema
#5 for Diaper Rash
Vaseline is approved for Itching, Rash, Dry Skin, Eczema, Diaper Rash, Dry Lips and Chapped Lips and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Neo
Nose Bleeds
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Hyperpigmentation
1
Dry Lips
1
Sneezing
1
Shingles
1
Blood Clots
1
Burps
1
Hemorrhoids
1
Vas
Blisters
5
Nose Bleeds
3
Wounds
2
Vomiting
1
Weight Gain
1
Weakness
1
Tingling
1
Addiction
1
Weight Loss
1
Sneezing
1
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Neosporin
Neo
Vaseline
Vas
Nose Bleeds
Neo
Vas
1
3
Weight Gain
Neo
Vas
1
1
Weight Loss
Neo
Vas
1
1
Hyperpigmentation
Neo
Vas
1
0
Dry Lips
Neo
Vas
1
0
Sneezing
Neo
Vas
1
1
Shingles
Neo
Vas
1
0
Blood Clots
Neo
Vas
1
0
Burps
Neo
Vas
1
0
Hemorrhoids
Neo
Vas
1
0
Blisters
Vas
Neo
5
0
Nose Bleeds
Vas
Neo
3
1
Wounds
Vas
Neo
2
0
Vomiting
Vas
Neo
1
0
Weight Gain
Vas
Neo
1
1
Weakness
Vas
Neo
1
0
Tingling
Vas
Neo
1
0
Addiction
Vas
Neo
1
0
Weight Loss
Vas
Neo
1
1
Sneezing
Vas
Neo
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Neosporin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Vaseline and alcohol.
Method of use
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Eye Ointment, Ointment
Dosages
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Ointment: 3.5mg-400 unit- 5,000 unit/gram, 3.5 mg-400 unit-5000 unit, 3.5 mg-400 unit-10000 unit/g
Packet: , 3.5 mg-400 unit-5000 unit/g
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Neomycin Sulfate/Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B , Neomycin Sulfate/Bacitracin/Polymyxin B , Benzalkonium Chloride , Neomycin Sulfate/Polymyxin B Sulfate/Gramicidin D , Neomycin Sulfate/Polymyxin B Sulfate , Skin cleanser combination no.29 , Hydrocortisone
Petrolatum White
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Neosporin and Vaseline: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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| Destiny
neosporin helps a bit on my chapped lips, as in that weird red circle u get when u lick ur lips. (sorry for crappy spelling) should i get vaseline for it?
Jenyse
February 16, 2016
No you should vaseline can lead to liver danage and i dont think you would want a serious problem because of a small one

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