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Paromomycin Sulfate

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Paromomycin Sulfate

Paromomycin Sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules)
Capsules, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules) is a broad spectrum antibiotic produced by Streptomyces riomosus var. paromomycinus. It is a white, amorphous, stable, water-soluble product. Paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules) is designated chemically as O-2,6-Diamino-2,6-dideoxy-β-L-idopyranosyl-(1→3)-O-β-D-ribofuranosyl-(1→5)-O-[2-amino-2-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)]-2-deoxystrepta-mine sulfate (salt). The molecular formula is C23H45N5O14 • xH2SO4, with a molecular weight of 615.64 (base). Its structural formula is:

Paromomycin Sulfate Structural Formula Illustration

Each capsule, for oral administration, contains paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules) equivalent to 250 mg paromomycin. Each capsule also contains the following inactive ingredients: FD&C Green #3; FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine); gelatin, NF; and titanium dioxide, USP.

What are the possible side effects of paromomycin (Paromycin)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • decreased hearing or ringing in the ears;
  • little or no urine production; or
  • dizziness.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take paromomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or vomiting;
  • diarrhea;...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/10/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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