from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic produced from strains of the actinomycete Streptomyces fradiae and used especially in the form of its sulfate as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery.
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- n. A broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic that is found in many topical medications
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- n. an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
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Only neomycin is contained in vaccines in detectable quantities (see table below).
You need to know whether you're allergic to any of its ingredients such as neomycin or gelatin.
The violations occurred over a number of years, as recently as 2008, and involved 23 positive tests for drugs such as neomycin, penicillin, gentamicin and other antibiotics.
People who are allergic to gelatin or neomycin should not get the vaccine.
The effect on people of consuming over a lifetime tiny quantities of penicillin, neomycin and other drugs left over in meat is little studied.
But environmentalists and some scientists worry that a gene in the potato that confers resistance to kanamycin and neomycin, two important antibiotics, could breed bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic.
Antibiotics used during vaccine manufacture include neomycin, polymyxin B, streptomycin and gentamicin.
However, small quantities of neomycin contained in some vaccines has never been clearly found to cause severe allergic reactions.
We use neomycin for our goats and it usually clears it up in a day or so – if the animal survives that long again: hydration.
Find out whether you're allergic to any ingredients in a specific medication or vaccination serum such as eggs or neomycin, or any other item related to the specific type of vaccination.