oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The danger of intraperitoneal neomycin

Volume 8, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A descriptionption of neomycin is given and a review of experimental work demonstrating its toxic action on the respiratory system as potentiated by ether and diminished by prostigmine. The literature of reported cases of respiratory paralysis due to excessive intraperitoneal neomycin is briefly reviewed and another case reported. A short discussion is given and the fact stressed that neomycin should not be used intraperitoneally in doses exceeding 1 gm. In a 1 percent solution. A short outline of the management of cases suffering from respiratory paralysis is given.

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