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Neomycin Sulfate Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What are the possible side effects of neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What is the most important information I should know about neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- How should I take neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What happens if I overdose (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What should I avoid while taking neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- What other drugs will affect neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Neomycin Sulfate)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Neomycin Sulfate)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
If you are being treated for hepatic coma, avoid eating foods that are high in protein. Follow your doctor's instructions about any other restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect neomycin (Neomycin Sulfate)?
Neomycin can harm your kidneys, and this effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines harmful to the kidneys. Before using neomycin, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the kidneys.
Before you take neomycin, tell your doctor if you are using any other antibiotics, such as
- amikacin (Amikin)
- amphotericin-B (Amphotec);
- bacitracin (Baci IM);
- colistimethate (Coly Mycin M);
- gentamicin (Garamycin);
- kanamycin (Kantrex);
- paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin);
- polymyxin B sulfate;
- penicillin V (PC Pen VK);
- tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi); or
- vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled).
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cisplatin (Platinol);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- vitamin B-12;
- antiviral medicines such as adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or tenofovir (Viread);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- a botulism toxin medication (Botox, Dysport, Myobloc, Xeomin, and others); or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as bumetanide (Bumex), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), or torsemide (Demadex).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with neomycin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about neomycin.
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.
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