Neomycin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Neomycin is also known as: Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab

Neomycin Pregnancy Warnings

Neomycin has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy; however, other aminoglycoside antibiotics cross the placenta. Streptomycin use in pregnancy has been associated with irreversible bilateral deafness in children. Serious fetal side effects have not been reported with other aminoglycosides. Patients should be warned of potential hazards to the fetus if they if take neomycin during pregnancy or become pregnant while taking this drug.

Neomycin Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of neomycin into human milk. Other aminoglycosides are excreted into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Neomycin was excreted into cow milk after intramuscular injection.

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