This antibiotic ointment is much cheaper than the name brand alternatives, but it seems to work just as well as they do. Combining its lower cost with its effectiveness, it offers the most bang for its buck, making it well worth the money that is spent on it. It is usually my first choice when looking for this type of product. Effectiveness This antibiotic ointment seems to work as well as the name brand alternatives. Any time I have used this one it has helped prevent an infection or slow down and remove any infection that was beginning before I started to use it. Ease of Application Squeezing out of the tube and rubbing into the cut or affected area is very simple. The tube can be a bit tricky to finish off and get the last little bit out, but that is common with this type of tube, and this one works about as well as any other one. Side Effects I have used this medication several times personally, and I have never experienced negative side effects in any way from it.