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Neo-Fradin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Neo-Fradin (neomycin sulfate) Oral Solution is an antibiotic used as adjunctive therapy in hepatic coma by reduction of the ammonia forming bacteria in the intestinal tract. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The recommended dose of Neo-Fradin is 4-12 grams per day, taken in divided doses. Protein should be withdrawn from the diet and the use of diuretic agents should be avoided. Treatment should be continued over a period of five to six days during which time protein should be returned incrementally to the diet. Oral Neo-Fradin may interact with penicillin V, oral vitamin B-12, methotrexate and 5-fluorourcil, and digoxin. Tell your doctor all medications you use. This drug can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Talk to your doctor about using Neo-Fradin during pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking this drug. Because of the potential for harm to nursing infants consult your doctor before breastfeeding. A risk of hearing loss continues after drug withdrawal.
Our Neo-Fradin (neomycin sulfate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Neo-Fradin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking neomycin and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting);
- little or no urine;
- decreased hearing, ringing in the ears, or a feeling of fullness in the ears;
- dizziness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness;
- numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures; or
- severe watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take neomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience
- nausea or vomiting; or
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Neo-Fradin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most common adverse reactions to oral neomycin are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The “Malabsorption Syndrome” characterized by increased fecal fat, decreased serum carotene and fall in xylose absorption has been reported with prolonged therapy. Nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, and neuromuscular blockage have been reported ( see BOXED WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS section).
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