What is this medicine?
NEOMYCIN (nee oh MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It is also used to treat hepatic coma. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- blockage in intestines
- kidney disease
- myasthenia gravis
- Parkinson's disease
- stomach ulcer or disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to neomycin, other antibiotics or medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
- 5 fluorouracil
- amphotericin B
- other antibiotics
- vitamin B12
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for check ups as directed. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- difficulty breathing
- difficulty passing urine or change in amount of urine
- greasy looking stools
- increased thirst
- loss of balance
- muscle weakness
- ringing in the ears, hearing loss
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- nausea, vomiting
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children,
never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.