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Paromomycin Sulfate

Paromomycin Sulfate Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Paromomycin sulfate is an antibiotic used in the treatment of various intestinal infections. It is also used in the treatment of certain liver problems. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or itching.

The usual dose of paromomycin sulfate to treat intestinal amebiasis in adults and children is 25 to 35 mg/kg body weight daily, administered in three doses with meals, for five to ten days. For management of hepatic coma the usual adult dose is 4 g daily in divided doses, given at regular intervals for five to six days. Paromomycin sulfate may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Consult your doctor if you are or plan to become pregnant during treatment or before breastfeeding.

Our paromomycin 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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Paromomycin Sulfate in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 entire detailed patient monograph for Paromomycin Sulfate (Paromomycin Sulfate Capsules) »

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Paromomycin Sulfate FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea have been reported in patients on doses over 3 g daily.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Paromomycin Sulfate (Paromomycin Sulfate Capsules) »

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