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U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Non-Mandatory Form) Form Approved OMB No. 1218-0072

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements. IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List)

NeoMed 325 Soluble Powder (All Sizes)

Note: Blank spaces are not permitted. If any item is not applicable, or no information is available, the space must be marked to indicate that.

(Neomycin sulfate) Section I Manufacturer's Name

Emergency Telephone Number

Bimeda, Inc.

800-424-9300 (Chemtrec Service)

Address (Number, Street, City, State and ZIP Code)

Telephone Number for Information

One Tower Lane, Suite 2250 Oakbrook Terrace Tower Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Date Prepared

February 21, 2006 Signature of Preparer (optional)

Section II - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information COMPOSITION: Hazardous Components (Specific Chemical Identity, Common Name(s)

Neomycin (base)





Other Limits Recommended

% (Optional)

Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics Boiling Point


Specific Gravity (H20 = 1)


Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.)


Melting Point


Vapor Density (AIR = 1)


Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1)


Solubility in Water Soluble in Water Appearance and Odor White to brown powder may have an earthy odor.

Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Flash Point (Method Used) N/A

Flammable Limits N/A



Extinguishing Media Water Spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or foam as appropriate for surrounding fire and materials. Special Fire Fighting Procedures Self-contained breathing equipment and protective clothing recommended.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards This material is assumed to be combustible. As with all dry powders, it is advisable to ground mechanical equipment in contact with dry material to dissipate the potential buildup of static electricity. When heated to decomposition, material emits toxic fumes. Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions. (Reproduce locally) OSHA 174, Sept. 1985

Section V - Reactivity Data Stability


Conditions to Avoid


None Known


Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)

Avoid contact with solutions of anionic substances such as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium cephalothin and sodium novobiocin. Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts

Toxic fumes of: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Hazardous Polymerization

May Occur Will Not Occur

Conditions to Avoid


None Known

Section VI - Health Hazard Data Eyes?

Route(s) of Entry:








Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic) Acute: Irritation to eyes, skin and lungs (inhalation) Can be toxic upon ingestion. Carcinogenicity:


IARC Monographs?

OSHA Regulated?



Signs and Symptoms of Exposure Irritating to skin, nasal, respiratory tracts and eyes. Can be toxic. Persons developing hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions must receive immediate medical attention. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure Persons allergic to Neomycin (base) or Neomycin Sulfate will experience an allergic reaction to this material. Emergency and First Aid Procedures In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of eye contact, may cause irritation. Flush eyes with copious quantities of water for 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating eyelids with fingers. Persons developing serious hypersensitivity reactions must receive immediate medical attention.

Inhalation: May cause irritation. Remove victim to fresh air. Support breathing as needed. Seek medical attention. Ingestion: Wash out mouth with water. Call a physician.

Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled Wear protective clothing, gloves and dust mask. Collect spillage and place in an appropriately labeled container for disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pick up is complete. Waste Disposal Method Dispose in a solid waste fill in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Store according to label directions. Keep tightly closed. Other Precautions Light and air sensitive. READ AND FOLLOW ALL LABEL DIRECTIONS.

Section VIII - Control Measures Respiratory Precaution (Specify Type) Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator if nuisance dust is present during use. Local Exhaust


Should be provided if nuisance dust is present during use.

Mechanical (General) Protective Gloves




Chemical resistant gloves

Eye Protection

N/A Use with adequate ventilation.

Safety goggles/glasses.

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment Safety shower and eye wash station. Work/Hygienic Practices Normal accepted practices which minimize contact with eyes, mouth, nose or skin. Wash thoroughly after handling.

OTHER STORAGE REQUIREMENT: Keep tightly closed, store in a cool, dry place. Light and air sensitive. ANIMAL TOXICITY: Neomycin (base)-oral mouse LD50: 1250 mg/kg.

The information contained herein is considered to be correct as of the date of this data sheet but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Bimeda, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages caused by the use, storage or disposal of the product in a manner not recommended on the product label. Users assume all risks associated with such unrecommended use, storage, or disposal of the product. Page 2

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