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Contraindications

Neomycin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to neomycin, other antibiotics or medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives;
- blockage in intestines;
- breast-feeding;
- kidney disease;
- myasthenia gravis;
- Parkinson's disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- stomach ulcer or disease;
- if you are allergic to Neomycin;
- if you are allergic to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (tobramycin);
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have hearing problems (deafness, decreased hearing);
- if you have intestinal problems (blockage, swelling, ulcers);
- if you have kidney problems;
- if you have myasthenia gravis;

Without a Prescription

Neomycin helps treat encephalopathy by killing certain intestinal bacteria that make ammonia.
Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic.
Neomycin is prescribed along with a special diet to treat a certain serious brain problem (hepatic encephalopathy).
Neomycin is prescribed to treat hepatic coma.
Neomycin is prescribed to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections.
Neomycin treats only bacterial infections.
Neomycin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Neomycin will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
Normally, the liver gets rid of ammonia, but liver disease can cause too much ammonia to build up in the body.
This condition is caused by too much of a certain natural substance (ammonia).
Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

Interactions

Do not take Neomycin with any of the following drugs:
- 5 fluorouracil;
- amphotericin b;
- bacitracin;
- cisplatin;
- colistin;
- digoxin;
- diuretics;
- methotrexate;
- oral contraceptives;
- other antibiotics;
- vancomycin;
- viomycin;
- vitamin b12;
- warfarin;
- amikacin;
- amphotericin b;
- cephaloridine;
- cephalosporins;
- cidofovir;
- cisplatin;
- furosemide;
- ibuprofen;
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids);
- polymyxin b;
- water pills/diuretics;

Side Effects

Neomycin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- diarrhea;
- difficulty breathing;
- difficulty passing urine or change in amount of urine;
- dizziness;
- fever;
- greasy looking stools;
- headache;
- increased thirst;
- loss of balance;
- muscle weakness;
- nausea, vomiting;
- ringing in the ears, hearing loss;
- unusually weak or tired;
- diarrhea;
- difficulty walking;
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- muscle twitching or weakness;
- nausea;
- numbness/tingling;
- rash;
- seizure;
- severe dizziness;
- trouble breathing;
- vomiting;
Without Prescription (2017)