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Humatin (Paromomycin)

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Humatin (paromomycin) is a drug used to treat infections caused by an intestinal amoeba. It is also useful for the management of hepatic coma. Humatin is supplied as a 250mg capsule that should be stored at normal room temperature.


  • Swallow Humatin 250 mg capsules with food.
  • You might feel better before your prescription is empty. Still, you should continue taking Humatin as prescribed until it is all gone.
  • If you miss a dose, do one of the following:
    • Take it as soon as you remember.
    • If it is almost time to take the next scheduled dose, then skip the dose you missed.
  • You should not take two doses of Humatin at the same time.
  • Usual Humatin dosage:
    • Intestinal amebiasis: 25 to 30mg/kg of body weight daily for five to ten days. Divide your total daily dosage into three doses per day.
    • Management of hepatic coma: The total daily dose is 4000mg per day for five to six days. Your total daily dose will be divided into smaller doses taken multiple times per day.


Paromomycin is the active ingredient in Humatin 250 mg capsules. You can find a full list of the inactive ingredients in the package insert.

Fact Table
Formula C23H47N5O18S
License US FDA
Routes of administration By mouth
Legal status US: Rx Only
Chemical Name Paromomycin
Elimination half-life -
Dosage (Strength) 250mg
Pregnancy Not classified
Brands Humatin
Protein binding -
PubChem CID 441375
MedlinePlus a601098
ChEBI 7934
ATC code A07AA06, QJ01GB92
DrugBank DB01421
Bioavailability -
KEGG C00832


  • Avoid Humatin if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients.
  • If you have a bowel obstruction, do not use Humatin.
  • If you have bowel lesions, Humatin may cause serious adverse effects. Consult your physician to discuss the risks.
  • Using antibiotics can sometimes lead to infections from organisms that are non-susceptible. Report any signs and symptoms of bacterial infection to your physician.

Side Effects

  1. Humatin (Paromomycin Sulfate Capsules): USES, Dosage, side effects, interactions, warning. (2016, June 13)Retrieved March 20, 2020
  2. DailyMed - paromomycin SULFATE capsule. (2018).Retrieved March 20, 2020
  3. Humatin (paromomycin sulfate) Capsule. (n.d.).Retrieved March 19, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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