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Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B

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

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B Benefits & Uses

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B is used to treat the following -

  1. Eye Allergies
  2. Eye Infections
  3. Ear Infection

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B 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 + Polymyxin B

Chloramphenicol
Polymyxin B

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B 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
  16. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  17. Paresthesia
  18. Irritability
  19. Dizziness Rare
  20. Flushing
  21. Inflammation of a vein

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B Related Warnings

Is the use of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B safe for pregnant women?

Side effects of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

Is the use of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B safe during breastfeeding?

In the absence of any scientific study about the side effects of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B in breastfeeding women, information on safety of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B is unavailable.

What is the effect of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B on the Kidneys?

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B rarely affects the kidneys.

What is the effect of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B on the Liver?

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B is not harmful for the liver.

What is the effect of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B on the Heart?

Using Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

Severe Interaction of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B with Other Drugs

Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B 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

        Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B Contraindications

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

        1. Kidney Disease
        2. Liver Disease
        3. Allergy
        4. Ulcerative Colitis
        5. Kidney Disease
        6. Ulcerative Colitis
        7. Gastritis
        8. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

        Frequently asked Questions about Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B

        Is this Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B habit forming or addictive?

        Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B is not addictive in nature.

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

        You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B. So it is best to avoid driving.

        Is it safe?

        Yes, Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        No, the use of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B in mental disorders is not effective.

        Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B

        It is safe to take Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B with food.

        Interaction between Alcohol and Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B

        Information about the interaction of Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

        Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B FAQs

        Question over 1 year ago

        Can Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B cause headache?

        Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

        Yes, Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B 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 5 months ago

        Can I take Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B with paracetamol?

        Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

        Yes, Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B is safe to take along with paracetamol if taken as recommended. 

        Question about 1 year ago

        Can Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B treat meningitis?

        Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

        Yes, Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B can treat meningitis. It is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis that causes inflammation of the meninges around the brain and spinal cord. The duration of the treatment is usually 2 weeks.

        Question over 1 year ago

        Does Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B cover anaerobes?

        Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

        Yes, Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B 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 over 1 year ago

        Does Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B cover enterococcus?

        Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

        No, Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B does not cover Enterococcus faecalis. They are generally found to be resistant to Chloramphenicol + Polymyxin B. However antibiotic sensitivity test is recommended to confirm its resistance. 

        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
        3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Polymyxin B
        4. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 759
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