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Paromomycin Sulfate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Paromomycin Sulfate

Generic Name : Paromomycin Sulfate
Pronunciation : par-oh-moe-MYE-sin
Latest prescription information about Paromomycin Sulfate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Amebicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Paromomycin Sulfate

International- Humatin, Paromomycin Sulfate.

Why is Paromomycin Sulfate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of intestinal infections such as amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis and leishmaniasis. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.


When should Paromomycin Sulfate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with intestinal obstruction and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Paromomycin Sulfate?

Intestinal amebiasis: Adults and Children: Usual dose—25 to 35 mg/kg body weight daily, administered in three doses with meals, for five to ten days.
Management of hepatic coma: Adults: Usual dose—4 g daily in divided doses, given at regular intervals for five to six days.

How should Paromomycin Sulfate be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Paromomycin Sulfate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hearing problems, ulcer, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson disease or kidney problems, dehydration, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid long-term use of this drug; otherwise it will cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Paromomycin Sulfate?

Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Paromomycin Sulfate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Paromomycin Sulfate?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C) and in an airtight container.

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yesh17, N/A

ya ! paromomycin now a days is one & only safe and effective drug with comparitively less side effects for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis.it is cost effective also. paromomycin showing promising future for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis.

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