Humatin (Paromomycin Sulfate)
Humatin (Paromomycin Sulfate) Dosage and Side Effects
HUMATIN is used to treat certain intestinal infections. HUMATIN is also used to treat certain liver problems.
Proper Use of this medication
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take with food.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. HUMATIN will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or
- little or no urinating.
Common side effects may include:
- stomach cramps; or
- mild diarrhea.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Warnings and Precautions
To make sure HUMATIN is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease; or
- an intestinal disorder such as ulcerative colitis.
It is not known whether HUMATIN will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether HUMATIN passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Interactions with this medication
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Other drugs may interact with HUMATIN, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.