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Dr. Edward Lipkin
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Neomycin (Overview)

Neomycin is a gastroenterology drug.


Dr. Edward Lipkin
124 Doctors shared insights

Neomycin (Overview)

Neomycin is a gastroenterology drug.


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Reaction to neomycin-polymyxin-hc prescribed for ear infection this morning - I have taken two doses - experiencing dumbness and swelling on right side of face. Please advise.

Reaction to neomycin-polymyxin-hc prescribed for ear infection this morning - I have taken two doses - experiencing dumbness and swelling on right side of face. Please advise.

This: This is per webmd "a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), redness of the ears, severe dizziness, trouble breathing." I would get emergency treatment now. ...Read more

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Can I use neomycin and polymyxin if im am allergic to e-mycin?

Can I use neomycin and polymyxin if im am allergic to e-mycin?

Neomycin not emycin (erythromycin): Yes, you can use topical creams or ointments containing neomycin and polymyxin if you are allergic to e-mycin, also called erythromycin. The three medications do not cross react. It is confusing, because 2 of the medications' names end in the letters "mycin, " but in this case the names are misleading and there is no relationship between the medications. ...Read more

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How can I treat ear pain+blocked ear sensation? Recurrent for 3yrs. I've used fludrocortisone ace+neomycin sulph+polymyxin b sulph+lidocaine hydrochlrid

How can I treat ear pain+blocked ear sensation? Recurrent for 3yrs. I've used fludrocortisone ace+neomycin sulph+polymyxin b sulph+lidocaine hydrochlrid

Block year feeling: I feel you need complete ENT exam. Your external ear and middle year need to be examination. May be it is simple wax problem or infection which need o be treated. May be you need to keep ear dry. ...Read more

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Are neomycin drops effective for swimmer's ear?

Are neomycin drops effective for swimmer's ear?

Can be: Prescription neomycin drops can be helpful with external ear infections but there are newer topical ear medicines that have less issues (allergic reactions, risks) and are even more effective. Strategies for keeping the ear dry are also very helpful in managing external ear infections. ...Read more

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I usually apply uniflex-n cream (betamethasone 0.1%, neomycin 0.5%) to prevent pimple from growing bigger at my face. It works. Is it actually safe?

I usually apply uniflex-n cream (betamethasone 0.1%, neomycin 0.5%) to prevent pimple from growing bigger at my face. It works. Is it actually safe?

No: This is not useful for acne. Neomycin is of no value for any use on any skin problem. Betamethasone is a potent steroid which should not be used on the face. It increases risk for glaucoma and cataracts. Repeated use on the face, especially young women, may lead to a condition called "perioral dermatitis". When this occurs it seems to get better when Betamethasone is applied, only to rebound when. ...Read more

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How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

1week: Most cases of external otitis would respond within 1 week. Although these drops are efficacious for treatment of middle ear infection, ENT academy does not recommend there use if there is a hole in the ear drum or tubes in place. Neomycin is theoretically oto toxic, although rarely seen. Thank trial lawyers for driving up the price of ear drops. ...Read more

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How long for otic solution with neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone to clear your system?

How long for otic solution with neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone to clear your system?

Rapid: Most topical drugs like the otic solution you describe are minimally absorbed by the body. Furthermore, the amount you are using is so small there is more than likely small to undetectable amounts in your blood stream. ...Read more

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Started neomycin ear drops on friday and after use and randomly throughout day sounds like wind in ear why?

Started neomycin ear drops on friday and after use and randomly throughout day sounds like wind in ear why?

Otitis: The medication may be interacting with cerumen in the ear canal causing these symptoms. Antibiotic ear drops are usually prescribed for otitis externa which is in the canal and not in the ear drum. Your physician is best qualified to advise you as he/she has examined your ear. ...Read more

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Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear? Too much?

Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear? Too much?

Yes: Exactly the right treatment-if used as an ear drop. Do not put anymore "q-tips" in his ear! ...Read more

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Arithromycin and neomycin same family?

No: These are effective antibiotics for susceptible organisms but act in a totally different manner and have a different spectrum of action. If you need an antibiotic, discuss with your regular doctor which of these, or another is the best for your problem. ...Read more

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Is Fucidin and neomycin the same?

Antibiotic Cream: They are two different chemicals that are antibacterial. ...Read more

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If I switch from lactulose to neomycin, will it start working right away?

If I switch from lactulose to neomycin, will it start working right away?

Maybe in your case: Assuming you have confusion due to your liver disease called hepatic encephalopathy, some people don't respond to lactulose over time or might not like the taste or bloating associated with it, so other medications like antibiotics (neomycin, Flagyl and rifaximin) are used. Antibiotics take a couple days to work. Neomycin requires your hearing to be checked as it can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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Tell me about neomycin allergy test?

Patch test: Involves placing a small cotton pad with neomycin onto the skin and taped in place for 48 to 72 hours. It may be a part of a commercially available patch test like true test. This can be done by many dermatologists or allergists. ...Read more

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Can I use neomycin and polymyxin if im am allergic to e-mycin?

Neomycin not emycin (erythromycin): Yes, you can use topical creams or ointments containing neomycin and polymyxin if you are allergic to e-mycin, also called erythromycin. The three medications do not cross react. It is confusing, because 2 of the medications' names end in the letters "mycin, " but in this case the names are misleading and there is no relationship between the medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ofloxacin and neomycin eardrops? My son is 4w tubes in 1ear&hole in the other from a tube.

What is the difference between ofloxacin and neomycin eardrops? My son is 4w tubes in 1ear&hole in the other from a tube.

Both are antibiotics: Ofloxacin is often used with tubes because the tubes can drain germ-laden stuff and it treats the infection. Neomycin does also, but can cause allergic contact reactions in some children (itching, redness, burning) so it is not preferred. ...Read more

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I am going to be taking Neomycin and XIFAXAN (rifaximin) 2x a day to get rid of my SIBO. Should I take them both at the same time or spaced apart?

Shouldn't matter.: You should be able to take those two medications either way, together or separate. However, I would defer to whatever your doctor told you they wished you to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 2 weeks I lightly bleed for a couple days then started back heavy again I was taking xixifan & neomycin for 20 days. Help!

I've been on my period for 2 weeks I lightly bleed for a couple days then started back heavy again I was taking xixifan & neomycin for 20 days. Help!

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can I expect from neomycin eye drops?

What can I expect from neomycin eye drops?

Anti-infective: This is a usually comfortable eyedrop prescribed when an infection is suspected or detected on the eye surface. If the diagnosis is correct, you can expect a fairly rapid clearing of the symptoms and signs of infection. If the diagnosis is incorrect, the symptoms may persist. Rarely some develop allergy to neomycin and this may be the cause of persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Are neomycin drops effective for swimmer's ear?

Can be: Prescription neomycin drops can be helpful with external ear infections but there are newer topical ear medicines that have less issues (allergic reactions, risks) and are even more effective. Strategies for keeping the ear dry are also very helpful in managing external ear infections. ...Read more

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