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Humatin

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/13/2016
Drug Description

Humatin
(paromomycin sulfate) Capsule

DESCRIPTION

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.

Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

Humatin is indicated for intestinal amebiasis - acute and chronic (NOTE - It is not effective in extraintestinal amebiasis); management of hepatic coma - as adjunctive therapy.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Intestinal Amebiasis

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

Adults: Usual dose - 4 g daily in divided doses, given at regular intervals for five to six days.

HOW SUPPLIED

Humatin Capsules, each containing paromomycin sulfate equivalent to 250 mg paromomycin, are supplied as follows

NDC 61570-529-10: Bottles of 100

Store at controlled room temperature 15° - 30°C (59° - 86°F).

Protect from moisture.

Distributed by: Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol, TN 37620. Manufactured by: Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., Detroit, MI 48202. Revised: Nov 2001

QUESTION

Bowel regularity means a bowel movement every day. See Answer
Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

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

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the PRECAUTIONS section.

PRECAUTIONS

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.

Pediatric Use

See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Paromomycin sulfate is contraindicated in individuals with a history of previous hypersensitivity reactions to it. It is also contraindicated in intestinal obstruction.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Action

The in vitro and in vivo antibacterial action of paromomycin closely parallels that of neomycin. It is poorly absorbed after oral administration, with almost 100% of the drug recoverable in the stool.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS sections.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS sections.

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