Chloramphenicol

Chloramphenicol treats serious bacterial infections. Your labs will need to be monitored by your doctor during treatment.

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bacteroides Infections
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Meningitis, Meningococcal
  • Otitis Externa
  • Rickettsia Infections
  • Salmonella Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections

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Uses of Chloramphenicol

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Chloramphenicol is used in the treatment of:

  • Bacteroides Infections
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Meningitis, Meningococcal
  • Otitis Externa
  • Rickettsia Infections
  • Salmonella Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Chloramphenicol Brand Names

Chloramphenicol may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Chloramphenicol Drug Class

Chloramphenicol is part of the drug class:

Chloramphenicol Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • CHLORAMPHENICOL/CITALOPRAM
  • CHLORAMPHENICOL/FOSPHENYTOIN SODIUM
  • CHLORAMPHENICOL/PHENYTOIN

This is not a complete list of Chloramphenicoldrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Chloramphenicol Dosage

Take chloramphenicol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Chloramphenicol dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Chloramphenicol is available in the following doses:

  • Chloramphenicol 1000 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Chloramphenicol 250 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Chloramphenicol Compounding Powder
  • Chloramphenicol Ophthalmic 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution
  • Chloramphenicol Ophthalmic 1% Ophthalmic Ointment
  • Chloramphenicol Ophthalmic 25 Mg Ophthalmic Powder For Reconstitution
  • Chloramphenicol Otic 0.5% Otic Solution
  • Chloramphenicol Palmitate Compounding Powder
  • Chloramphenicol/fibrinolys/desoxyribo Topical Topical Ointment
  • Chloramphenicol/hc/polymyxin B Ophthalmic 10 Mg-5 Mg-10,000 Units/g Ophthalmic Ointment

Forms of Medication

Chloramphenicol is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Ophthalmic Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet
  • Otic Solution
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Ointment