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Chloramphenicol Information

Chloramphenicol Benefits & Uses

Chloramphenicol is used to treat the following -

Chloramphenicol Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Chloramphenicol


Chloramphenicol Side Effects

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

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

Chloramphenicol Related Warnings

Is the use of Chloramphenicol safe for pregnant women?

Those womens are pregnant, before taking Chloramphenicol should be consult to doctor. If you don't do same, Then it will cause some serious side effects on your body.


Is the use of Chloramphenicol safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Chloramphenicol. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.


What is the effect of Chloramphenicol on the Kidneys?

Chloramphenicol has very mild side effects on the kidney.


What is the effect of Chloramphenicol on the Liver?

Chloramphenicol may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Chloramphenicol on the Heart?

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


Severe Interaction of Chloramphenicol with Other Drugs

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








        Chloramphenicol Contraindications

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

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

        Frequently asked Questions about Chloramphenicol

        Is this Chloramphenicol habit forming or addictive?

        No, Chloramphenicol is not habit forming.

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

        Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Chloramphenicol since it will not make you feel sleepy.


        Is it safe?

        Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Chloramphenicol.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        No, Chloramphenicol is not used to treat mental disorders.


        Chloramphenicol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Chloramphenicol

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


        Interaction between Alcohol and Chloramphenicol

        It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Chloramphenicol and alcohol. No research has been done on this.


        Chloramphenicol से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

        सवाल about 1 year पहले

        Can Chloramphenicol cause nausea and vomiting?

        Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS, General Physician

        Rarely, Chloramphenicol causes nausea and vomiting. It is a known side effect of this drug. For relief from nausea and vomiting try to take lime water, avoid eating spicy food even if it persists or becomes severe then discuss with your doctor.

        सवाल about 1 year पहले

        Does Chloramphenicol cause diarrhoea?

        Dr. Gangaram Saini MD, MBBS, General Physician

        Yes, Chloramphenicol has been reported to cause diarrhoea and it is the most common side effect of this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 

        सवाल 12 months पहले

        Does Chloramphenicol cause weight loss?

        Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD, Internal Medicine

        No, Chloramphenicol does not cause weight loss. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. However, some of the animal studies have reported weight loss after long-term use of this drug. If you are experiencing unusual weight loss and you are in doubt that Chloramphenicol is causing weight loss then discuss with your doctor instantly. 

        सवाल over 1 year पहले

        How long can I safely take Chloramphenicol?

        Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS, General Physician

        Take Chloramphenicol as directed by your doctor to ensure complete eradication of infection. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid bacterial resistance.

        सवाल about 1 year पहले

        Does Chloramphenicol cause blurred vision?

        Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS, Diabetology

        Yes, Chloramphenicol can cause blurred vision (optic neuritis) but this occurs in a few cases only. It is a known side effect of this drug and it is reversible in nature. Usually, the vision is restored after discontinuation of this drug.

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        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