Neomycin is an antibiotic used to treat complications of liver disease, and can be used to prepare for abdominal surgery. Neomycin topical cream is used for minor cuts and burns.

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  • Bacterial Infections
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Uses of Neomycin


Neomycin is used in the treatment of:

  • Escherichia coli Infections
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial

Neomycin is used in the prevention of:

  • Bacterial Infections

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Neomycin Brand Names

Neomycin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Neomycin Drug Class

Neomycin Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Neomycindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Neomycin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Neomycin falls into category D:

It has been shown that use of Neomycin in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Neomycin Dosage

Take neomycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Neomycin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Neomycin is available in the following doses:

  • Neomycin 125 Mg/5 Ml Oral Solution
  • Neomycin 500 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Neomycin Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Neomycin is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Irrigation Solution
  • Ophthalmic Solution
  • Ophthalmic Suspension
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Otic Solution
  • Otic Suspension
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Ointment
  • Topical Solution