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Chloramphenicol Generic

US Brand Name Generic Chloromycetin
Generic Name Chloramphenicol
Other Brand Name Ranphenicol, Chloraxin
Packing 10
Manufacturer Cipla, Sun Pharma
Form Capsule
Strength 250 mg, 500 mg
Country India

  • 30 Capsule 250 mg $10.20
  • 30 Capsule 500 mg $17.70
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Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which works by killing or slowing the growth of sensitive bacteria. It is used for treating certain serious bacteria infections. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes in its ophthalmic form.

Drug Indications

Chloramphenicol is used for the treatment of patients suffering from infections caused by bacteria and works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. It is also used for treating serious infections in different parts of the body. Sometimes, it is recommended with other antibiotics. However, it should not be used for colds, flu, other virus infections, sore throats or other minor infections, or to prevent infections. Only serious infections in which other medicines do not work should be treated with Chloramphenicol. Under the brand name Chloromycetin, it comes in the form of tablets.

How It Works

As Chloramphenicol is administered orally, it is absorbed rapidly from the intestinal tract. It enters into the body and kills the bacteria responsible for the infection. It even reduces their growth. By interfering with the transfer of activated amino acids from soluble RNA to ribsomes, it inhibits bacterial protein synthesis which kills and reduces the growth of bacteria.

Dosing Guidelines

The dose of Chloramphenicol differs from person to person. You should follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The under given information includes only the average doses of Generic Chloromycetin. If your dose is different, do not change it until your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that one takes depends on the strength of the medicine and the number of doses one takes each day and the interval between these doses along with the period of treatment with the medication which is dependent on the medical problem for which one is using the medicine.

The dosage of Chloromycetin tablets are based on body weight. The normal dosage for adults is12.5 milligrams per kilogram or 5.7 mg per pound of body weight and should be administered at every 6 hours. For infants up to 2 weeks of age, the normal dose is 6.25 mg per kg or 2.8 mg per pound of body weight. It should be given at intervals of every six hours.

The usual dose for infants who are 2 weeks of age and older is 12.5 mg per kg or 5.7 mg per pound of body weight which should be given at interval of every six hours. They can also be administered a dose of 25 mg per kg (11.4 mg per pound) of body weight every twelve hours.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Generic Chloromycetin is associated with hypersensitivity. They included fever, macular and vesicular rashes, angioedema, urticaria, anaphylaxis, fever, hypersensitivity myocarditis, and angioedema. During treatment of typhoid fever, herxheimer's reactions have been reported as a side effect to the consumption of Chloramphenicol. The side effects associated with the nervous system are headache, mental confusion, delirium, ototoxicity, sensorineural hearing loss, optic neuritis, peripheral neuritis, and encephalopathy. Nausea, vomiting, glossitis, stomatitis, and enterocolitis are symptoms of gastrointestinal side effects of the drug.

Drug Precautions

Before taking Generic Chloromycetin tablets, you should let your doctor know about all other medicines you are going to take along with Generic Chloromycetin tablets.

Drug Storage

Store in cool dry place away from reach of children and pet. Avoid contact with direct heat and light.