The neomycin is cheaper does a great job. Yes, it is hard on your kidneys. Husband took it for couple of years and it really helps him. The insurance at first did not want to help pay for the xifaxin. Then the hep doctor perscibe it again and they paid it. He is on it the xifaxin now and the insurance is paying for it. Neomycin is no longer a good choice because of kidney function. You have to watch the labs. I don't think it was the neomycin in itself; it is the combination with all the medications that work though the kidneys because you have liver problems the doctors tend to find drugs that do the job that does not filler though the liver at a first choice. I do know that when we were called in for liver transplant he was given large amounts of the neomycin and other things too protection him because of the lower ability to fight off infection. We have been called in a couple of times, but no new liver yet. I hope he can stay well enough to make it. Here is a list of the basic drugs and many different vitamins like c, d, b and iron. That husband has to take:
Lactulose, rifaximin /Xifaxan, spironolactone/ Aldactone, furosemide/Lasix, levothyroxine/Synthroid, omeprazole/Prilosec, propranolol/Inderal and Flomax/ tamulosin.
Post Edited By Moderator (hep93) : 6/11/2010 9:35:50 PM (GMT-6)
Vasquez, thank you for the information. In the interest of accuracy, I have corrected your spellings of the some of the drugs you listed.
Post Edited (hep93) : 6/11/2010 9:33:02 PM (GMT-6)