Framycetin

Description

The primary ingredient of Framycetin is available in different dosage forms and are used to treat infections caused by bacteria on skin, eyes and ears. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of viral infections since it is active against infections caused by bacteria only.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Framycetin

  • Itching and skin rash
  • Hearing loss
  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning or itching of eyes
  • Ear discomfort
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Framycetin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial eye infections
  • Otitis Externa
  • Bacterial skin infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor using/administering this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/administering this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to framycetin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Eardrum perforation

This otic administration of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients with eardrum rupture associated bacterial ear infections due to the risk of ototoxicity.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor using/administering this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/administering this medicine.
General warnings

Ototoxicity

This medicine may cause damage to the inner ear, including hearing loss and should be used with extreme caution in patients with auditory impairment. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Visual disturbances

The ophthalmic use of this medicine may cause visual disturbances in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any visual disturbances during treatment with this medicine.

Contact lens

The ophthalmic form of this medicine when used in individuals wearing contact lens, prior to instillation of the medicine, the contacts lens should be removed and can be reinserted 15 minutes post instillation of this medicine.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be administered/applied as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill/apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Omeprazole

Amikacin

Levocetirizine

Capreomycin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Eye/Ear drops: Use this medicine as per the instructions on the label or the package insert. Do not instill in larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Topical use: Apply medicine to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Aminoglycosides, Topical antibiotics, Eye/Ear Anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2019 [cited 1 March 2019]. Available from:

https://medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/s/Soframycineyeeardrop.pdf

Framycetin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 1 March 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00452

Soframycin Eye drops [Internet]. NPS MedicineWise. 2019 [cited 1 March 2019]. Available from:

https://www.nps.org.au/medical-info/medicine-finder/soframycin-eye-drops

[Internet]. Products.sanofi.in. 2019 [cited 1 March 2019]. Available from:

http://products.sanofi.in/Soframycin_Cream.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Mar 2019

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