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Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Used to reduce bacteria in the intestines, Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It works by destroying sensitive bacteria by cutting of the production of certain proteins needed for them to survive. Keeping this in mind, it is used to stave off the risk of infections during intestinal surgeries. It can also be used along with a certain diet to treat hepatic encephalopathy.

Neomycin is not to be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or to other aminoglycosides such as gentamicin. If you have bowel ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease or any intestinal obstruction, the drug is not advised to be taken. Medicines like penicillin and fludarabine and can interfere with its functioning.

Neomycin is to be taken orally with or without food. Do not use it for more than two weeks unless advised by your doctor. Continue using it for the full course of treatment to clear off the infection, even if you feel better.

To keep away any side effects, it may be taken at the lowest possible dosage and for the shortest period. Some of the side effects include stomach cramps, severe diarrhea, nausea and bloody stool.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.
  • Bacterial Infections

  • Uncoordinated Body Movements

  • Itching

  • Eye Irritation

  • Increased Saliva Production

  • Nausea

  • Renal Injury

  • Increased Sensitivity To Light

  • Eye Pain

  • Diarrhoea

  • Allergic Reaction

  • Tingling Sensation

  • Eye Surface Inflammation

  • Vomiting

  • Abnormal Blood Cell

  • Drooping Eyelids

  • Altered Pupil Size

  • Increased Bilirubin In The Blood

  • Pain

  • Skin Redness

  • Numbness

  • Disorientation

  • Increased Production Of Tears

  • Abnormal Eye Sensation

  • Increased Intraocular Tension

  • Increased Liver Enzymes

  • Fever

  • Ear Damage

  • Blurred Vision

  • Mouth Ulcers

  • Premature Destruction Of Red Blood Cells

  • Allergy

  • Confusion

  • Thinning Of Eyes

  • Swelling

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Neopred tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Neopred tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Neomycin as ingredient

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This medication belongs to the class of an Aminoglycosides. It binds itself to 30S-subunit proteins and also 16S rRNA. It attaches irreversibly to a total of four nucleotides of 16S rRNA and one protein S12 amino acid. This causes interference when it comes to decoding the site.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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    Tenof 300Mg Tablet


    Osteomet Injection

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