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Doctor insights on: Chloramphenicol Side Effects

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How effective is the management of urethritis using chloramphenicol?

How effective is the management of urethritis using chloramphenicol?

See answer: Though Chloramphenicol has been used for the treatment of gonorrhea over 40-50 yrs ago and perhaps even on a more limited basis in under-developed countries more recently; due to increasing resistance, safety concerns, and more effective antibiotics available nowadays, Chloramphenicol is no longer a first-line agent for any indication or infection or std in developed nations today. ...Read more

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Can you get chloramphenicol ointment only as perscription?

Can you get chloramphenicol ointment only as perscription?

Yes but why: There is a small but measurable risk of irreversible aplastic anemia from Chloramphenicol eye ointment and almost all conjunctivitis cases are not helped by any antibacterial rx. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to be dying your acnes with chloramphenicol?

Is it a good idea to be dying your acnes with chloramphenicol?

Get real care: An antibiotic should never be sole treatment for acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician is the best person to see. Perhaps topical Clindamycin would be a better choice for a second Rx. ...Read more

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What is the best/safest way to treat enterococcus: chloramphenicol or vancomycin?

What is the best/safest way to treat enterococcus: chloramphenicol or vancomycin?

Neither: When enterococcal infections require treatment, the best treatment is Ampicillin although in endocarditis the treatment is more complex. Chloramphenicol is almost never used anymore because of the small but potentially fatal risk of reversible aplastic anemia. ...Read more

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Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). There are 3 disease interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) (chloramphenicol) which include: colitis, bone marrow suppression , renal/liver disease. Use this to check for interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate): http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more

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Why are ppi and chloramphenicol are given to a patient with cholecystitis?

Why are ppi and chloramphenicol are given to a patient with cholecystitis?

Unknown: Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and cholecystitis is an infected gallbladder so antibiotic treatment is reasonable before/after surgery. This is a very unusual choice of antibiotic as this drug is not typically used much anymore. You would have to ask the prescriber. Ppis decrease acid and may have some symptomatic benefit but again have no direct effect on outcomes with cholecystitis. ...Read more

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Can a 8 months baby use chloramphenicol MCA eye drop?

Can a 8 months baby use chloramphenicol MCA eye drop?

I wouldn't use them: Chloramphenacol has a rare but real complication of causing the bone marrow to shut down in children leading to a fatal aplastic anemia. This occurs primarily when used in oral or IV form but has happened with eye drops.The medication is rarely used in this country & only if it is the only drug available to treat an infection. ...Read more