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Logo MINIMS* NEOMYCIN SULPHATE 0,5% Eye Drops

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Schedule 4

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

MINIMS* NEOMYCIN SULPHATE 0,5% Eye Drops

COMPOSITION:
(per dispensing unit of 0,5 mL)
Neomycin sulphate 2,5 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 15.1 Ophthalmic preparations with antibiotics.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Neomycin sulphate is an antibiotic, active against many strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including Staph. aureus, E. coli, Klebsiella spp., H. influenzae, S. typhi, Shigella and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is ineffective against fungi and viruses.
Minimum inhibitory concentration ranges from 0,5-10 micrograms per mL.

INDICATIONS:
Of value for the local treatment of a variety of eye infections caused by sensitive organisms.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
The use of neomycin sulphate is contra-indicated in sensitive persons.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults and children: To be used as directed by the ophthalmologist.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Neomycin may cause irreversible partial or total deafness. Hypersensitivity reactions usually of the delayed type may occur. Resistance to Neomycin and other amino-glycosides is acquired.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
See side-effects and special precautions.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:
Advertising to the professions only.

IDENTIFICATION:
Clear, colourless solution.

PRESENTATION:
Sterile, single-dose, disposable eye drops in cartons of 10 units, each containing approximately 0,5 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in the refrigerator protected from strong light. DO NOT FREEZE.
Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
C/15.1/41

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S & N Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd.
30 Gillitts Road
Pinetown
3610

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
October 21, 1970

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