Updated: 08.11.2022 16:01:39

Baneocin is used to treat infected wounds. It is available in the form of ointment and powder. We analyzed both dosage forms to determine which is better.

Release form




Wider range of use;

Lower cost;

Used after surgery

In case of an overdose, a systemic effect on the body is possible;

There is a risk of an allergic reaction;

Not compatible with some other antibiotics


Sold with a spoon for easy application.

Used for weeping wounds;

Indicated for umbilical infections in newborns

higher price;

Not as effective on dry wounds

General description of Baneocin


Baneocin is an external agent, which is available in the form of an ointment and powder. The two dosage forms are distinguished by the method of application and the content of excipients in the composition. The main active ingredients are two antibiotics — bacitracin and neomycin.

The ointment includes such auxiliary elements as paraffin and lanolin, powder — starch containing up to 2% magnesium oxide. The product is available in tubes of 20 g and jars of 10 g.

The drug is positioned as a drug with antibacterial action for the treatment of weeping and dry wounds of infectious and non-infectious origin.

Antibacterial substances in the composition have a bactericidal effect. They inhibit the synthesis of the shell and proteins of bacteria, which leads to their death. The tool is effective against streptococci and staphylococci, as well as some gram-negative bacteria.

Due to the combination of two antibiotics, a wide spectrum of activity of the drug against a number of pathogenic microorganisms is achieved. However, the drug has many contraindications and the risk of side effects. An overdose is also possible.

Research and effectiveness

The journal Acta Biomedica Scientifica published an article «Experience with the use of Baneocin in the treatment of infected wounds, burns and trophic ulcers.» Author Buslaev OA, head of the surgical department, observed 50 patients with pyoinflammatory skin infections who used Baneocin 2-3 times a day.

Based on the study, the author claims that the effectiveness of treatment with Baneocin is higher than standard therapy. The tool was recommended for implementation in everyday practice due to the unique composition, the possibility of use at different stages of the disease and a convenient form of release in two versions.


The tool in different forms of release has similar contraindications.

Baneocin is not used in the following conditions:

  1. significant damage to the skin, when there is a risk of an ototoxic effect;

  2. severe disorders of the kidneys;

  3. eye pathology, with regard to the powder form;

  4. hypersensitivity to antibiotics in the composition.

When carrying a fetus and during breastfeeding, the drug is prescribed only when absolutely necessary. Treatment of a pregnant woman should be carried out with the permission of a doctor.

Side effects

Among the possible side effects in the first place are allergic manifestations. With topical use of the drug, undesirable symptoms such as dryness, redness of the skin, itching, rash are possible. Such manifestations are rare.

Even less often, systemic effects can be observed. When there is extensive skin involvement, the medicine is not recommended. This is due to the fact that there is a risk of an oto- and nephrotoxic effect, and a violation of muscle conduction is also possible.


The powder is applied to the skin with a thin layer up to 4 times a day, the ointment — up to 3. For burns, the remedy can be used only 1 time per day. The dose of the drug should not exceed 1 g of neomycin, which corresponds to 200 g of powder or ointment.

In the treatment of infected wounds, the ointment can be used with turundas. This treatment option is effective for surgical incisions, secondary intention and ear canal pathology.

Who will suit

cream for the wound

Baneocin in different forms has some differences in terms of indications. There are conditions in which a particular type of drug will be more effective.

In what cases is Baneocin ointment prescribed:

  1. focal lesions of the skin — carbuncles and boils, including those that occur after surgery;

  2. staphylococcal lesions, purulent wounds, severe folliculitis;

  3. limited bacterial infections, including leg ulcers, infected eczema, dermatosis, contagious impetigo;

  4. prevention of infection after surgery.

  5. Powder Baneocin has the following indications for use:

  6. prevention of umbilical infection in children;

  7. prevention of infection after surgery;

  8. bacterial skin infections in limited areas of the skin.

After surgery, the drug is used in combination therapy. The drug is also often prescribed in cosmetic surgery and skin transplantation.

Cost and analogues

Release form




20 g — from 360 rubles






10 g — from 380 rubles

What’s better

The effectiveness of the two forms is the same. However, with weeping wounds, it is better to use powder, and for the treatment of boils — ointment. For the prevention and treatment of umbilical infection in infants, preference is given to the first option. When you need to save on treatment, you should choose an ointment. In addition, many believe that it is more convenient to use.

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