Biophenicol

Manufactured by: Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries

Contains / Salt: Chloramphenicol (500 mg)

Prescription Required

228 people have bought this recently

Biophenicol

Manufactured by: Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries

Contains / Salt: Chloramphenicol (500 mg)

Prescription Required

228 people have bought this recently

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Biophenicol Information

Biophenicol is a prescription drug, available for use as Syrup, Injection, Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Biophenicol also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Biophenicol depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Biophenicol can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Biophenicol go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Biophenicol has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Biophenicol has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Biophenicol related warnings section.

Biophenicol is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Biophenicol are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Biophenicol may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Biophenicol is safe while driving, and is addiction.

  1. Biophenicol Benefits & Uses
  2. Biophenicol Dosage & How to Take
  3. Biophenicol Side Effects
  4. Biophenicol Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Biophenicol with Other Drugs
  6. Biophenicol Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Biophenicol
  8. Biophenicol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Biophenicol Benefits & Uses

Biophenicol is used to treat the following -

  1. Bacterial Infections Primary
  2. Ear Infection
  3. Conjunctivitis
  4. Typhoid Fever
  5. Skin Infections
  6. Meningitis
  7. Salmonella
  8. Psittacosis
  9. Eye Infections
  10. Eye Allergies
  11. Uveitis

Biophenicol Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Biophenicol

Chloramphenicol

Biophenicol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Biophenicol is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Altered taste
  4. Sensation of Stinging
  5. Sensation of Burning
  6. Drowsiness
  7. Headache Rare
  8. Depression
  9. Urticaria
  10. Angioedema
  11. Blurred vision
  12. Weakness
  13. Skin Rash Rare
  14. Fever Rare
  15. Sore throat

Biophenicol Related Warnings

Is the use of Biophenicol safe for pregnant women?

Biophenicol has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Biophenicol without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Biophenicol safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Biophenicol. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Biophenicol on the Kidneys?

Biophenicol rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Biophenicol on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Biophenicol. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Biophenicol on the Heart?

Biophenicol may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Biophenicol with Other Drugs

Biophenicol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Phenytoin

Rifampicin

Phenobarbital

Warfarin

Glipizide,Metformin

    Glibenclamide,Metformin

      Pioglitazone,Glimepiride

        Biophenicol Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Biophenicol unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Kidney Disease
        2. Liver Disease
        3. Allergy
        4. Ulcerative Colitis

        Frequently asked Questions about Biophenicol

        Is this Biophenicol habit forming or addictive?

        No, there is no any evidence that Biophenicol is addictive.

        No

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        Biophenicol does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

        Safe

        Is it safe?

        Yes, Biophenicol is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        There is no benefit of taking Biophenicol for mental disorders.

        No

        Biophenicol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Biophenicol

        When consumed with certain foods, Biophenicol may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

        Mild

        Interaction between Alcohol and Biophenicol

        Information about the interaction of Biophenicol and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

        Unknown

        Biophenicol FAQs

        Question over 1 year ago

        Does Biophenicol cover anaerobes?

        Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

        Yes, Biophenicol covers all anaerobes. It effectively inhibits most of the anaerobic bacteria at therapeutic doses. An antibiotic sensitivity test is always recommended to confirm its susceptibility.

        Question about 2 years ago

        Does Biophenicol cause gray baby syndrome?

        Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

        Yes, Biophenicol may cause gray baby syndorme in newborn infants especially in premature baby, if this drug is given in higher doses. Gray baby syndrome is a rare side effect that occurs due to accumulation of the chloramphenicol in the newborn infant. The cause of gray baby syndrome is that the newborn baby lacks the some liver enzymes which are necessary to metabolize and removes this drug from the body. The accumulation of the chloramphenicol in the body leads to toxicity which causes development of symptoms such as vomiting, gray color of the skin, blue discolouration of lips and skin. To avoid gray baby syndrome the doses of Biophenicol must be lowered and adjusted as per the need.

        Question almost 2 years ago

        Can Biophenicol cause headache?

        Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

        Yes, Biophenicol can cause a headache. It is a known side effect of this drug. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, applying balms and complete rest even after this pain does not subside then discuss it with your doctor.

        Question 4 months ago

        Does Biophenicol cause gray baby syndrome?

        Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

        Yes, Biophenicol may cause gray baby syndorme in newborn infants especially in premature baby, if this drug is given in higher doses. Gray baby syndrome is a rare side effect that occurs due to accumulation of the chloramphenicol in the newborn infant. The cause of gray baby syndrome is that the newborn baby lacks the some liver enzymes which are necessary to metabolize and removes this drug from the body. The accumulation of the chloramphenicol in the body leads to toxicity which causes development of symptoms such as vomiting, gray color of the skin, blue discoloration of lips and skin. To avoid gray baby syndrome the doses of Biophenicol must be lowered and adjusted as per the need.

        Question about 2 years ago

        How does Biophenicol work?

        Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

        Biophenicol contains chloramphenicol which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in bacteria which needs to survive. In the absence of protein, the bacterial growth is stunned and slowed. It can also kill the bacteria in higher doses. Biophenicol is effective against a wide range of both gram negative and gram positive bacteria such as Salmonella species, Rickettsia species, Neisseria meningitidis, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, and Staphylococcus pneumoniae.

        This medicine data has been created by -
        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience

        References

        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Chloromycetin sodium succinate (chaloramphenicol sodium succinate)
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 739-742
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