Chlormoycetin

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Chlormoycetin Information

Chlormoycetin is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Chlormoycetin have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Chlormoycetin is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Chlormoycetin as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Chlormoycetin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Chlormoycetin's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Chlormoycetin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Chlormoycetin related warnings section.

Chlormoycetin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Chlormoycetin contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Chlormoycetin have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Chlormoycetin, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Chlormoycetin Benefits & Uses

Chlormoycetin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Chlormoycetin 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Typhoid Fever
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Typhoid Fever
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Typhoid Fever
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Chlormoycetin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Chlormoycetin safe for pregnant women?


    Chlormoycetin can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Chlormoycetin safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Chlormoycetin may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Chlormoycetin should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Chlormoycetin on the Kidneys?


    Chlormoycetin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Chlormoycetin on the Liver?


    Chlormoycetin can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Chlormoycetin on the Heart?


    You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Chlormoycetin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Chlormoycetin with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Chlormoycetin Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Chlormoycetin

  • Is this Chlormoycetin habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Chlormoycetin has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Chlormoycetin will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Chlormoycetin only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Chlormoycetin for mental disorders.

    No

Chlormoycetin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Chlormoycetin


    Chlormoycetin may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Chlormoycetin


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Chlormoycetin with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Chlormoycetin

Question over 4 years ago

Does Chlormoycetin cause weight loss?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

No, Chlormoycetin 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 Chlormoycetin is causing weight loss then discuss with your doctor instantly. 

Question over 3 years ago

Can I take Chlormoycetin with ranitidine?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Chlormoycetin can be taken with ranitidine. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Chlormoycetin along with ranitidine if taken as directed by a doctor. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Chlormoycetin cause anemia?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Chlormoycetin might cause aplastic anemia which is a type of anemia in which the body is not able to make new red blood cells. Chlormoycetin induces aplastic anemia by suppressing the red bone marrow which produces new red blood cells. However, it is reversible and the red blood cells production by red bone marrow is restored after discontinuation of this drug.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Chlormoycetin cover anaerobes?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Chlormoycetin 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 almost 5 years ago

Can I take Chlormoycetin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

No, Chlormoycetin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Chloromycetin sodium succinate (chaloramphenicol sodium succinate)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 739-742

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