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Neomycin

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Synonym(s): Aminoglycoside antibacterial


Introduction

Name

  • Neomycin/ Neomycin Sulfate.

Class of drug

  • Aminoglycoside antibacterial.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C23H46N6O13.

Molecular weight

  • 614.64 g/mol.

Storage requirements

  • Intramammary tubes:
    • Store at temperatures below 25°C.
    • Shake preparation thoroughly.
    • Intramammary tubes to be used once - any unused product should be disposed of.
  • Oral suspension:
    • Store at temperatures below 25°C.
    • Use or discard within 28 days of withdrawing first dose.

Uses

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Indications

All obligate anaerobic bacteria and many hemolytic streptococci are resistant.
  • Mastitis.
  • Intramammary tubes available to be used at drying off.
  • Diarrhea due to infective agent in pre ruminant calves.
  • Gastrointestinal infection in calves due to neomycin-sensitive E.coli E.coli.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

Oral drench often combined with Sulphonamides. Sulphonamides are incompatible for use with B complex vitamins and local anesthetics containing Procaine Procaine. Drugs affected by neomycin (decreased absorption)

Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • The Veterinary Formulary 6th edition (2005). Ed: Yolande Bishop, Published in association with the British Veterinary Association.

Organisation(s)

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