What is Paromomycin Sulfate used for?
Humatin (paromomycin) is prescribed to treat both acute and chronic intestinal amebiasis. Intestinal amebiasis is a bowel infection which is caused by a parasite in your bowels or stomach. It can also be used alongside other medication to help lessen the symptoms of hepatic coma, which is a complication of liver disease.
Humatin is part of the class of medications known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works to kill bacteria and prevent their growth. This medication is not an effective treatment for the flu, colds, or other viral infections.
Frequently Asked Questions About Paromomycin Sulfate
Take Humatin exactly as your doctor prescribes. If you take more of it, take it more often, or take it from longer than directed by your doctor. To do so would increase your risk of side effects.
Take this medication with food if possible.
To help clear up your infection completely, continue using it for the full length of time it’s been prescribed, even if you start feeling better after a few days. If you stop your medication early your infection may not leave completely and you risk it coming back. Humatin works best when there is a consistent level in your blood, so take it at the same time daily.
Different patients will require different doses of Humatin. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. If your dosage is different don’t change it if your doctor doesn’t tell you to.
The amount of Humatin you take will depend on the strength of the medication. Also, the number of doses you take per day, the time between doses, and the time you take the medication for depends on the medical problem you’re using the medication for.
Though there are some medications that should never be used together, in other cases two medications that interact can be used together even though they interact. In these cases your doctor will likely change the dose or take other precautions.
The following medications may interact with paromomycin:
- Colistimethate Sodium
This is not an exhaustive list of drug interactions that may occur. Make sure that you let your doctor know about all medications you are taking before starting paromomycin. Give them a list with the prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products, and vitamins you take. This will help you to avoid negative side effects from interactions. If you have questions about drug interactions, you can call 1-844-416-4282 and ask to be transferred to a licensed pharmacist.
Along with the intended effects of Humatin, it may also cause some unwanted and unexpected side effects. Though not all of these side effects will occur, if they do, they may need medical attention.
Some side effects that occur do not usually require medical attention. These side effects will likely go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medication. Though, your health care provider may be able to advise you on how to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
The following side effects may occur, tell your doctor if they persist or become bothersome:
Incidence not known
- Abdominal or stomach cramps
Some patients may experience unlisted side effects. If you notice any side effects not listed here after you start treatment with Humatin let your doctor know.
DISCLAIMER: The following information is presented for educational purposes for those interested in getting Humatin. This information should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed physician for your medical condition and treatment. This information does not ensure that paromomycin will be a safe and effective treatment for your medical condition.