Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Amount to be applied: Because of the potential risk of kidney and ear problems, avoid prolonged use or the use of large amounts in the treatment of skin infections following burns, ulceration, and other conditions where the absorption of neomycin into the bloodstream is possible.
Medical treatment: Inform all health care professionals involved in your care that you have been using skin-applied corticosteroids.
Occlusive dressings: The use of occlusive dressings (those that don't breathe) is not recommended for this medication. This can increase the amount of medication that is taken in by the body and may cause side effects.
Overgrowth of organisms: Prolonged use of this medication may result in the overgrowth of organisms not killed by the medication, including fungi other than candida. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, call your doctor.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.