Neomycin is given to pets to treat and prevent bacteria in the intestines. It is often given before surgery of the intestines. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Neomycin Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs & Cats
Neomycin inhibits protein synthesis in the bacteria.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of neomycin sulfate tablets and other antibacterial drugs, neomycin sulfate tablets should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Use with caution in very young or very old animals or those with inflammatory bowel disease.
Should be stored at room temperature. Protect from light, moisture, and heat.
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.