Who should not take paromomycin?

Paromomycin should not be taken by people looking to treat viral conditions, such as a cold or the flu. Also, those with a history of medical problems with the stomach, intestines, liver, or kidneys should consult with a doctor before taking paromomycin. Likewise, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should talk to a doctor before beginning paromomycin. People with an allergy to a yellow dye called tartrazine should not take paromomycin.

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