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Consuming alcohol while taking Chloramphenicol may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood press... View More
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Chloramphenicol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the de... View More
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Chloramphenicol is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby... View More
Chloramphenicol may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Chloramphenicol is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Chloramphenicol may not... View More
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There is limited information available on the use of Chloramphenicol in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics... View More
Uses of Chloramphenicol
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Chloramphenicol
- Taste change
How to use Chloramphenicol
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chloramphenicol is to be taken empty stomach.
How Chloramphenicol works
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to ca... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Chloramphenicol to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder ... View More
- Your doctor may get blood tests done to check your blood cells before starting treatment and regularly thereafter.
- Do not use Chloramphenicol if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.
Tetracycline-resistant cholera, typhoid, brain abscesses, meningitis, Granuloma inguinale, Anthrax, Listeriosis, Gas gangrene, Whipple's disease, gastro... View More
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Adult: PO Susceptible infections 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses, may increase to 100 mg/kg/day in more severe infections. Hepatic impairment: Dose ... View More
PO Susceptible infections Child: Premature and full-term neonates: 25 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses. Full-term infants >2 wk: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divid... View More
Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be required.
History of hypersensitivity or toxic reaction to the drug; pregnancy, lactation; porphyria; parenteral admin for minor infections or as prophylaxis; pre... View More
Mode of Action
Chloramphenicol inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome, thus preventing peptide bond formation by pept... View More
Impaired renal or hepatic function; premature and full-term neonates. Monitor plasma concentrations to avoid toxicity. Lactation: enters breast milk;... View More
<1% Nightmares,Headache,Rash,Diarrhea,Stomatitis,Enterocolitis,Nausea,Vomiting,Bone marrow suppression,Aplastic anemia,Peripheral neuropathy,Optic neur... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: C Lactation: enters breast milk; discontinue drug or do not nurse
Decreased effects of iron and vitamin B12 in anaemic patients. Phenobarbitone and rifampin reduce efficacy of chloramphenicol. Impairs the action of ora... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More