Hepatic encephalopathy

Active Ingredient: Neomycin

Indication for Neomycin

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

Neomycin is indicated for the treatment of impending hepatic coma, including portal systemic encephalopathy.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

4-12 g in 4 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

4 - 12 g

Dosage regimen

From 1 To 3 g 4 time(s) per day every day for 7 day(s)

Detailed description

In hepatic coma, the adult dose is 4-12 gm/day in divided doses for a period of 5-7 days. Chronic hepatic insufficiency may require up to 4gm/day over an indefinite period.

Active ingredient


Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and acts by binding to polysomes, inhibiting protein synthesis and generating errors in the transcription of the genetic code.

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