Chlorocol

Manufactured by: Jawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Contains / Salt: Chloramphenicol (1 % w/w)

Prescription Required

342 people have bought this recently

Chlorocol

Manufactured by: Jawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Contains / Salt: Chloramphenicol (1 % w/w)

Prescription Required

342 people have bought this recently

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Chlorocol Information

Chlorocol, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Drops, Ointment. It is primarily used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Chlorocol have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Chlorocol depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Chlorocol side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Chlorocol 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.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Chlorocol is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Chlorocol's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Chlorocol related warnings section.

Chlorocol 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 Chlorocol are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Chlorocol may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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

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

Chlorocol Benefits & Uses

Chlorocol 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

Chlorocol Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Chlorocol

Chloramphenicol

Chlorocol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Chlorocol 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

Chlorocol Related Warnings

Is the use of Chlorocol safe for pregnant women?

Chlorocol should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Chlorocol safe during breastfeeding?

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

Severe

What is the effect of Chlorocol on the Kidneys?

Chlorocol rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Chlorocol on the Liver?

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

Moderate

What is the effect of Chlorocol on the Heart?

Chlorocol 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 Chlorocol with Other Drugs

Chlorocol 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

        Chlorocol Contraindications

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

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

        Frequently asked Questions about Chlorocol

        Is this Chlorocol habit forming or addictive?

        No, you will not get addicted to Chlorocol.

        No

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

        Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Chlorocol as it does not make you drowsy.

        Safe

        Is it safe?

        Chlorocol should be used only after doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        No, Chlorocol cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

        No

        Chlorocol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Chlorocol

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

        Mild

        Interaction between Alcohol and Chlorocol

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

        Unknown

        Chlorocol FAQs

        Question about 2 years ago

        Does Chlorocol cause gray baby syndrome?

        Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

        Yes, Chlorocol 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 Chlorocol must be lowered and adjusted as per the need.

        Question about 2 years ago

        What is Chlorocol?

        Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

        Chlorocol is a brand name of chloramphenicol and it comes in the various dosage forms such as an oral tablet, capsule, syrup, and eye drops. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called amphenicols. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is active against a wide variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is mainly used in the treatment of psittacosis also known as parrot fever, rickettsial infection, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and also sometimes in the management of typhoid fever.

        Question 12 months ago

        Is Chlorocol helpful in typhoid?

        Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

        Yes, Chlorocol is helpful in typhoid fever. It is used in the management of acute typhoid fever caused by Salmonella species. It is usually given after 8 -10 days of the treatment when the fever of the patient is completely going down over this duration to prevent the relapse of the typhoid infection.

        Question about 1 year ago

        Does Chlorocol cause anemia?

        Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

        Yes, Chlorocol might cause aplastic anemia which is a type of anemia in which the body is not able to make new red blood cells. Chlorocol 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 1 year ago

        Does Chlorocol cause weight loss?

        Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Internal Medicine

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

        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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