Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Absorption: This medication may be absorbed in significant amounts if it is used over exceptionally large areas of the body. People who are covering more than 30% of their body surface area should discuss with their doctor how this medication may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Allergic reactions: Some people who are allergic to neomycin, paromomycin, or kanamycin also experience allergic reactions to framycetin. Before you use these dressings, inform your doctor about any previous adverse reactions you have had to medications. Contact your doctor at once if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face and throat.
Prolonged use: Prolonged use of framycetin may cause the overgrowth of certain bacteria, fungi, or other organisms that are not killed by the medication. This can cause other infections, such as yeast infections, to develop. Contact your doctor if the area being treated is not improving or is worsening.