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Is neomycin related to penicillin?

I am allergic to penicillin and am thinking about getting the Shingles vaccination. Is neomycin related to penicillin? Also, I had a severe case of chickenpox as a child-I was almost hospitalized. Should I expect stronger side effects from the vaccine?
Wed, 7 May 2014
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Hi and thanks for answering the question
.i want to tell you that NEOMYCIN and penicillin are different with each other Both are antibiotics but different composition so they can't be inter- related.
And some side effect's are :
clumsiness
diarrhea
difficulty in breathing
dizziness
drowsiness
greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
increased amount of gas
increased thirst
light-colored, frothy, fatty-appearing stools
ringing or buzzing or a feeling of fullness in the ears
skin rash
unsteadiness
weakness
side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.
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Is neomycin related to penicillin?

Hi and thanks for answering the question .i want to tell you that NEOMYCIN and penicillin are different with each other Both are antibiotics but different composition so they can t be inter- related. And some side effect s are : clumsiness diarrhea difficulty in breathing dizziness drowsiness greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine increased amount of gas increased thirst light-colored, frothy, fatty-appearing stools ringing or buzzing or a feeling of fullness in the ears skin rash unsteadiness weakness side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Thanks