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Neomycin sulfate

  • Drug Name: Neomycin sulfate
  • Common Name: Biosol®, Neomix®, Neo-Darbazine®, Neo-Tabs®, Mycifradin®, Neo-Sol 50®
  • Drug Type: Aminoglycoside antibiotic
  • Used For: Intestinal bacteria, Skin bacteria
  • Species: Dogs, Cats
  • Administered: Tablets, Oral Liquid, Eye drops, Topical ointment
  • FDA Approved: Yes

General Description

 

Neomycin is given to pets to treat and prevent bacteria in the intestines. It is often given before surgery of the intestines. It also kills bacteria that produce ammonia, lowering these ammonia levels and treating a disorder called hepatic encephalopathy.

 

How It Works

 

Neomycin works by interfering with bacteria’s ability to produce protein and grow.

 

Storage Information

 

Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.

 

Missed Dose?

 

If you miss a dose, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

 

Side Effects and Drug Reactions

 

Neomycin sulfate may result in these side effects:

  • Damage to the kidneys
  • Damage to the ears
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Intestinal problems
  • Facial swelling

Neomycin sulfate may react with these drugs:

  • Anesthesia
  • Furosemide (and other Loop diuretics)
  • Nephrotoxic drugs
  • Neuromuscular blockers
  • Osmotic diuretics
  • Ototoxic drugs
  • Cephalothin sodium
  • Digoxin
  • Methotrexate
  • Penicillin V potassium
  • Phytonadione

 

USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE, FEVER, DEHYDRATION, OR SEPSIS

 

USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PREGNANT PETS

 

USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO VERY YOUNG OR VERY OLD PETS

 


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