Neomycin Topical Side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Neomycin Topical?

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

After application, eye ointments may be expected to cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Side effects of Neomycin Topical in details

A side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.
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Applies to Neomycin Topical: topical cream, topical ointment

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by Neomycin Topical (the active ingredient contained in Neomycin Topical). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking Neomycin Topical:

More common:

Rare

What is the most important information I should know about Neomycin Topical?

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Neomycin Topical or similar antibiotics such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).

You should not take Neomycin Topical if you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, a blockage in your intestines, or other inflammatory bowel disease.

Do not use Neomycin Topical if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.

Before you take Neomycin Topical, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, or Parkinson's disease.

Never take Neomycin Topical in larger amounts than recommended, or for longer than 2 weeks. High doses or long-term use of Neomycin Topical can cause serious kidney problems, or hearing loss that may not be reversible. The longer you take Neomycin Topical, the more likely you are to develop these serious side effects.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your kidney function, and your nerve and muscle function will need to be tested often. You may also need hearing tests. Neomycin Topical can have long lasting effects on your body. Do not miss any follow up visits to your doctor for blood or urine tests.

Neomycin Topical can harm your kidneys, and this effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines harmful to the kidneys. Before using Neomycin Topical, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the kidneys.

If you are being treated for hepatic coma, avoid eating foods that are high in protein. Follow your doctor's instructions about any other restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Neomycin Topical contraindications

Contraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.
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Neomycin Topical sulfate oral preparations are contraindicated in the presence of intestinal obstruction and in individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to the drug.

Patients with a history of hypersensitivity or serious toxic reaction to other aminoglycosides may have a cross-sensitivity to Neomycin Topical.

Neomycin Topical sulfate oral preparations are contraindicated in patients with inflammatory or ulcerative gastrointestinal disease because of the potential for enhanced gastrointestinal absorption of Neomycin Topical.

References

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  3. HSDB. "Neomycin". https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/s... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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