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Neomycin Sulfate

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
Neomycin Sulfate Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 12/13/2016

Neomycin Sulfate is an antibiotic used to reduce the risk of infection during surgery of the bowel. Neomycin is also used to reduce the symptoms of hepatic coma. Neomycin sulfate is available in generic form. Common side effects of neomycin sulfate include:

Contact your doctor if you have serious side effects of neomycin including:

  • drowsiness,
  • confusion,
  • mood changes,
  • increased thirst,
  • loss of appetite,
  • weight gain,
  • shortness of breath,
  • shallow breathing,
  • hearing problems,
  • spinning sensation,
  • feeling like you might pass out,
  • loss of balance or coordination,
  • trouble walking,
  • numbness or tingly feeling under your skin,
  • muscle twitching,
  • seizures (convulsions),
  • urinating less than usual or not at all,
  • swelling,
  • severe stomach cramps, or
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Neomycin Sulfate dose depends on the condition being treated. The lowest possible dose and the shortest possible treatment period to control the condition should be used to reduce toxicity. Neomycin Sulfate may interact with other drugs that affect the kidneys, Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, without first talking to your doctor. It is not recommended to take Neomycin Sulfate during pregnancy, as it is known to be harmful to a fetus. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Neomycin 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.

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Neomycin Sulfate Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • hearing problems, ringing in your ears, or a feeling of fullness in the ears;
  • spinning sensation, nausea, feeling like you might pass out;
  • loss of balance or coordination, trouble walking;
  • numbness or tingly feeling under your skin;
  • muscle twitching, seizure (convulsions);
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting;
  • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath;
  • weak or shallow breathing; or
  • severe stomach cramps, diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, vomiting; or
  • mild diarrhea.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Neomycin Sulfate (Neomycin Sulfate)

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Neomycin Sulfate Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most common adverse reactions to oral neomycin sulfate are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The "Malabsorption Syndrome" characterized by increased fecal fat, decreased serum carotene and fall in xylose absorption has been reported with prolonged therapy. Nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity and neuromuscular blockage have been reported (see BOXED WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Neomycin Sulfate (Neomycin Sulfate)

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© Neomycin Sulfate Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Neomycin Sulfate Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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