Brand Names : Mycifradin
Proper Use of This Medicine
may be taken on a full or empty stomach.
For patients taking the oral liquid form
Use a specially marked measuring spoon or other device to measure
each dose accurately. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right
amount of liquid.
Keep taking this medicine for the full time of treatment.
Do not miss any doses
Dosing - The dose of oral neomycin will be different
for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or
the directions on the label
. The following information includes only
the average doses of oral neomycin. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
dosage forms (solution, tablets):
For patients in a coma from liver disease:
Adults and teenagers - 1 to 3 grams every six hours for five
or six days.
Children - Dose is based on body size (not weight) and must be
determined by your doctor. That dose is given every six hours for five or
For cleaning the bowel before surgery:
Adults and teenagers - 1 gram every hour for four hours, then
1 gram every four hours for the rest of a twenty-four hour period; or 1 gram
nineteen hours before surgery, 1 gram eighteen hours before surgery, and 1
gram nine hours before surgery.
Children - Dose is based on body weight. The usual dose is 14.7
milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) (6.7 mg per pound) of body weight every
four hours for three days.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as
soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store the tablet form of this medicine in the bathroom, near
the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the
medicine to break down.
Keep the oral liquid form of this medicine from freezing.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.