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Paromomycin Sulfate

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/29/2016
Paromomycin Sulfate Patient Information Including Side Effects

What are the possible side effects of paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

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; or
  • itching.

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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Paromomycin Sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paromomycin may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities and contact your doctor.

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Paromomycin Sulfate Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Before taking paromomycin, tell your doctor if you have

  • stomach or intestinal problems such as stomach ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, or intestinal blockage (obstruction);
  • kidney disease; or
  • liver disease.

You may not be able to take paromomycin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Do not take paromomycin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Do not take paromomycin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Take paromomycin exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Take paromomycin with food.

It is important to take paromomycin regularly to get the most benefit.

Store paromomycin at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light.

Paromomycin Sulfate Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of a paromomycin overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while taking paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paromomycin may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities and contact your doctor.

What other drugs will affect paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Talk to your doctor before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with paromomycin.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about paromomycin written for healthcare professionals that you may read.


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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