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Neomycin Sulphate 350 mg Cream

Manufactured byUnichem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsNeomycin
Description

Neomycin Sulphate 350 mg Cream is an antibiotic used in combination with other medicines to suppress the normal bacteria in the bowel prior to operative procedures. It is also used in combination with other medicines for treating Hepatic Encephalopathy, by reducing the ammonia-forming bacteria in the intestines. It is used as a cream to prevent and treat bacterial infections of the skin. This medicine should be used with caution since it may cause hearing loss and severe adverse effects on the kidney.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Neomycin Sulphate 350 mg Cream

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Irritation or soreness of mouth
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Skin Rash
  • Hearing impairment
  • Skin irritation

Uses of Neomycin Sulphate 350 mg Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Skin Infection
  • Bowel preparation
  • Diarrhea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Intestinal Obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of intestinal obstruction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to neomycin or any other antibiotics of the same class.

Ulcerative bowel disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of ulcerative bowel disease due to the increased risk of severe side effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.
General warnings

Aminoglycosides

This medicine is not recommended for use along with other aminoglycosides due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects including kidney damage and hearing loss.

Hearing Loss

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of hearing loss. Patients should drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and minimize the risk of hearing loss. Close monitoring of hearing function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Therapy should be discontinued or appropriate dose adjustments should be done if any symptoms of hearing loss appear.

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

If a dose is missed, take/apply the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take/apply the next dose. Do not double the 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

Mannitol

Omeprazole

Torsemide

Cephalosporins

Furosemide

Disease interactions

Dehydration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with dehydration due to the increased risk of kidney damage and hearing loss. Dehydration should be corrected prior to starting treatment with this medicine. Patients should be closely monitored for any signs of dehydration and appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

Neuromuscular Blockade

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of a neuromuscular blockade and muscle weakness which may cause respiratory paralysis. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of neuromuscular disorders such as Parkinson's syndrome or myasthenia gravis. Patients should be closely monitored for any signs of respiratory paralysis, and if any signs occur, the therapy should be discontinued and appropriate corrective measures should be taken immediately.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Strictly follow all the instructions on the label and take Neomycin Sulphate 350 mg Cream only as directed. Drink plenty of water to avoid kidney damage. Do not take more than what is prescribed or share this medication with other people. It is advised that you should inform the doctor about all your current medicines including supplements and herbal products and about all your medical conditions before starting treatment with this medicine. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Neomycin Sulphate 350 mg Cream kills the bacteria by blocking the production of certain proteins that are required for their growth.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Aminoglycosides

Schedule

N/A

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00994

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Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2

NEOMYCIN SULFATE- neomycin sulfate tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 13 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=777dbfab-f83e-4738-ae1e-78619a9f82a7

Neomycin Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 13 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682274.html

ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT - neomycin sulfate ointment [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 13 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=22db69b1-3662-49f9-a456-247177c34b1d
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