Chlorophenicol 250 mg Capsule

Manufactured by: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Contains / Salt: Chloramphenicol (250 mg)

Prescription Required

103 people have bought this recently

Chlorophenicol 250 mg Capsule

Manufactured by: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Contains / Salt: Chloramphenicol (250 mg)

Prescription Required

103 people have bought this recently

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Chlorophenicol Information

Chlorophenicol is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Other than this, Chlorophenicol has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Chlorophenicol depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Chlorophenicol as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Chlorophenicol are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Chlorophenicol has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Chlorophenicol related warnings talks about Chlorophenicol's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Chlorophenicol is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease, Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Chlorophenicol have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Chlorophenicol with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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

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

Chlorophenicol Benefits & Uses

Chlorophenicol 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

Chlorophenicol Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Chlorophenicol

Chloramphenicol

Chlorophenicol Side Effects

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

Chlorophenicol Related Warnings

Is the use of Chlorophenicol safe for pregnant women?

Chlorophenicol 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 Chlorophenicol safe during breastfeeding?

Chlorophenicol should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Chlorophenicol on the Kidneys?

Chlorophenicol may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Chlorophenicol on the Liver?

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

Moderate

What is the effect of Chlorophenicol on the Heart?

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

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Chlorophenicol with Other Drugs

Chlorophenicol 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

        Chlorophenicol Contraindications

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

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

        Frequently asked Questions about Chlorophenicol

        Is this Chlorophenicol habit forming or addictive?

        Forming a habit of Chlorophenicol has not been reported.

        No

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

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

        Safe

        Is it safe?

        Yes, Chlorophenicol 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 Chlorophenicol for mental disorders.

        No

        Chlorophenicol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Chlorophenicol

        Some foods when eaten with Chlorophenicol can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

        Mild

        Interaction between Alcohol and Chlorophenicol

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

        Unknown

        Chlorophenicol FAQs

        Question almost 2 years ago

        Does Chlorophenicol cause diarrhoea?

        ram saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

        Yes, Chlorophenicol 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. 

        Question 5 months ago

        Can I take Chlorophenicol with ranitidine?

        Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

        Yes, Chlorophenicol can be taken with ranitidine. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Chlorophenicol 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 almost 2 years ago

        Can I discontinue Chlorophenicol on my own without doctors advice?

        Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

        Discontinuing Chlorophenicol on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

        Question 4 months ago

        Does Chlorophenicol cause gray baby syndrome?

        Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

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

        Question about 1 year ago

        Does Chlorophenicol cause anemia?

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

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

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

        Chlorophenicol Price and Pack Size

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        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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