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
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.
Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
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
- Low blood pressure
- Intestinal problems
- Facial swelling
Neomycin sulfate may react with these drugs:
- Furosemide (and other Loop diuretics)
- Nephrotoxic drugs
- Neuromuscular blockers
- Osmotic diuretics
- Ototoxic drugs
- Cephalothin sodium
- Penicillin V potassium
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