Humatin is a broad spectrum antibiotic produced by Streptomyces rimosus var. paromomycinus . It is a white, amorphous, stable, water-soluble product supplied as capsules containing the equivalent of 250 mg paromomycin.
The capsule contains D&C yellow No. 10; FD&C blue No. 1; FD&C red No. 3; FD&C yellow No. 6; gelatin, NF; and titanium dioxide, USP.
Paromomycin sulfate is indicated for intestinal amebiasis–acute and chronic (NOTE-It is not effective in extraintestinal amebiasis); management of hepatic coma–as adjunctive therapy.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of HUMATIN™ Capsules and other antibacterial drugs, HUMATIN™ Capsules should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adults and Pediatric Patients: Usual dose - 25 to 35 mg/kg body weight daily, administered in three doses with meals, for five to ten days.
Management Of Hepatic Coma
Usual dose - 4 g daily in divided doses, given at regular intervals for five to six days.
HUMATIN™ Capsules each contain paromomycin sulfate equivalent to 250 mg paromomycin, are supplied as follows:
NDC 80725-250-01: Bottles of 100
The capsule is Dark Blue Opaque /White Opaque, imprinted with "HP 38" in black ink on the cap and on the body.
Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) [See USP controlled Room Temperature] Protect from moisture.
Preserve in tight containers as defined in the USP.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
MANUFACTURED FOR: Waylis Therapeutics LLC, Wixom, MI 48393. Revised: Jan 2021.
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Prescribing HUMATIN™ Capsules in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug resistant bacteria.
The use of this antibiotic, as with other antibiotics, may result in an overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. Constant observation of the patient is essential. If new infections caused by nonsusceptible organisms appear during therapy, appropriate measures should be taken. The drug should be used with caution in individuals with ulcerative lesions of the bowel to avoid renal toxicity through inadvertent absorption.
See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section.
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Paromomycin sulfate is contraindicated in individuals with a history of previous hypersensitivity reactions to it. It is also contraindicated in intestinal obstruction.
Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs including HUMATIN™ Capsules should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold). When HUMATIN™ Capsules is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by HUMATIN™ Capsules or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
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