Neomycin Sulfate 500mg


Neomycin Sulfate 500mg

Generic Name:

Neomycin Sulfate



Medication Class:

Aminoglycoside Antibiotic

Active Ingredient:

Neomycin Sulfate

Pregnancy Category:

Usually not recommended (Category D)

About this medication

Neomycin Sulfate is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Aminoglycoside Antibiotic.

Why is this medication prescribed

Germs can cause infections in the body. The symptoms depend on the location of the infection in the body. This medication is used for many kinds of infections caused by germs. It is good only for infections caused by Aminoglycoside Antibiotic sensitive germs.

How does it work

Neomycin belongs to a group of medications called Aminoglycoside Antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of germs and helps your body to fight them. Complete the antibiotic treatment as the doctor ordered even if you feel better. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

How to use it

This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Studies show that when pregnant women use the medication, some babies are born with problems related to the medication. However, in some serious situations, the medication may still help the mother and the baby more than it might harm. Talk with your physician about it.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), FDA (May 31st 2015)