Active ingredient: Chloramphenicol

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Chloramphenicol uses


An antibiotic first isolated from cultures of Streptomyces venequelae in 1947 but now produced synthetically. It has a relatively simple structure and was the first broad-spectrum antibiotic to be discovered. It acts by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis and is mainly bacteriostatic. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 29th ed, p106)

Indication: Used in treatment of cholera, as it destroys the vibrios and decreases the diarrhea. It is effective against tetracycline-resistant vibrios. It is also used in eye drops or ointment to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.

chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that was derived from the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae and is now produced synthetically. chloramphenicol is effective against a wide variety of microorganisms, but due to serious side-effects (e.g., damage to the bone marrow, including aplastic anemia) in humans, it is usually reserved for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections (e.g., typhoid fever). chloramphenicol is bacteriostatic but may be bactericidal in high concentrations or when used against highly susceptible organisms. chloramphenicol stops bacterial growth by binding to the bacterial ribosome (blocking peptidyl transferase) and inhibiting protein synthesis.

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Chloramphenicol available forms, composition, doses:

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Capsules; Oral; Chloramphenicol 250 mg
Capsules; Oral; Chloramphenicol 500 mg
Chloramphen na succ 1 gm vial28.74 USD
Chloramphenicol crystals1.32 USD
Chloramphenicol palm powder2.52 USD
Drops; Ophthalmic; Chloramphenicol 0.5%
Drops; Otic; Chloramphenicol 0.5%
Drops; Otic; Chloramphenicol 5%
Injectable; Injection; Chloramphenicol 1 g
Injectable; Injection; Chloramphenicol 15%
Injectable; Injection; Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate 1 g
Ointment; Ophthalmic; Chloramphenicol 1%
Powder; Oral; Chloramphenicol 55 mg / g
Solution; Ophthalmic; Chloramphenicol 0.5%
Suspension; Oral; Chloramphenicol 125 mg / 5 ml
Tablets; Oral; Chloramphenicol 200 mg

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References

  1. Dailymed."VICETON (CHLORAMPHENICOL) TABLET, COATED [OSBORN ]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."CHLORAMPHENICOL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "chloramphenicol". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Chloramphenicol?

Depending on the reaction of the Chloramphenicol after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Chloramphenicol not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Chloramphenicol addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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