How Beta-Carotene interacts with neomycin

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Neomycin may change the structure and function of the lining of the digestive tract. These changes may reduce the absorption and increases the elimination of beta-carotene from the body. Supplementation with the affected nutrient(s) may be necessary. (1)


  1. Jacobson ED, Faloon WW. Malabsorptive Effects of Neomycin in Commonly Used Doses. J Am Med Assoc. 1961;175:187-90.