Paromomycin Sulfate

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules) is a broad spectrum antibiotic produced by Streptomyces riomosus var. paromomycinus. It is a white, amorphous, stable, water-soluble product. Paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules) is designated chemically as O-2,6-Diamino-2,6-dideoxy-?-L-idopyranosyl-(1?3)-O-?-D-ribofuranosyl-(1?5)-O-[2-amino-2-deoxy-?-D-glucopyranosyl-(1?4)]-2-deoxystrepta-mine sulfate (salt). The molecular formula is C23H45N5O14 xH2SO4, with a molecular weight of 615.64 (base). Its structural formula is:

Paromomycin Sulfate Structural Formula Illustration

Each capsule, for oral administration, contains paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate (paromomycin sulfate capsules) capsules) equivalent to 250 mg paromomycin. Each capsule also contains the following inactive ingredients: FD&C Green #3; FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine); gelatin, NF; and titanium dioxide, USP.

What are the possible side effects of paromomycin (Paromycin)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • decreased hearing or ringing in the ears;
  • little or no urine production; or
  • dizziness.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take paromomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or...

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Paromomycin Sulfate Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Paromycin

Generic Name: paromomycin (Pronunciation: PAR oh moe MYE sin)

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What is paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Paromomycin is an antibiotic.

Paromomycin is used in the treatment of various intestinal infections. Paromomycin is also used in the treatment of certain liver problems.

Paromomycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What are the possible side effects of paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • decreased hearing or ringing in the ears;
  • little or no urine production; or
  • dizziness.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take paromomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or vomiting;
  • diarrhea; or
  • itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paromomycin may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities and contact your doctor.

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