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Primary Uses

Bacterial Infections

Indications

This medicine is used in Typhoid fever, H. influenza meningitis (inflammation of membrane covering the brain) and severe infections when other antibiotics are ineffective.

Side Effects

Some patients might experience blood disorders including reversible and irreversible aplastic anaemia , Peripheral neuropathy (nerve disorder), or Optic neuritis (inflammation of optic nerve). Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Research suggests that this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.

Lactation

Research suggests that this medicine should be avoided by women who are breastfeeding.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

As a precaution please consult your doctor if you need to prolong treatment, repeat courses or if you have hepatic (liver) or renal (kidney) impairment.

Contraindications

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have Porphyria (type of blood disorder), history of hypersensitivity to and/or toxicity from chloramphenicol.

FAQS

What are the uses of Chloramphenicol?

This medication is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It can be used to treat cholera and diarrhea. Please note that this medicine will only work for bacterial infections and not viruses, causing conditions such as common cold, flu, etc.

How to take Chloramphenicol?

Use it as prescribed by your health care provider. Please complete course of medication to prevent return of the infection. The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity.

How to store Chloramphenicol?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will I see instant results?

It may take some time for the medicine to work effectively. Use it regularly and as prescribed by your healthcare provider for the best results.

What are the precautions for taking Chloramphenicol?

• May cause drowsiness therefore avoid work that requires alertness (e.g. driving) after taking this medicine • May cause false laboratory test results therefore inform doctor about use of medicine prior to lab test • May decrease effectiveness of vaccines thus it is advised not to get any vaccines during use of this medicine

Does Chloramphenicol have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. Consult your health care provider before using this medicine. This medicine passes into breast-milk and effects are unknown. Consult your health care provider before using this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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