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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate (Overview)

Chloramphenicol sodium succinate is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate (Overview)

Chloramphenicol sodium succinate is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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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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Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too

Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too

Check with doctor: Although it is probably OK to double up on the dose, each person is different and perhaps the drug is not the best one for you and may not work even with doubling the dose. The current trend is to cut the dose down instead of raising it as in the case of Ambien (zolpidem). A sleep study may be helpful if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more

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My gf just took 5 injections of sumatriptan succinate. Is that safe?

My gf just took 5 injections of sumatriptan succinate. Is that safe?

Not safe: The patients are not allowed to use more than two 6 mg subcutaneous injections in a 24-hour period. See your physician for more information and headache diagnosis management or referral to orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read more

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What does it mean to say that someone has a CRITICALLY high level of sodium (sodium 157 mmol/L). does it literally mean life-threatening?

What does it mean to say that someone has a CRITICALLY high level of sodium (sodium 157 mmol/L). does it literally mean life-threatening?

Can be: Complications of severe hypernatremia are primarily related to brain dysfunction. Elevated sodium causes a shift of water ouf of cells which causes cell dehydration and neurologic symptoms. These may lead to seizures coma and permanent brain damage if not treated. Go to your doctor to find out the cause of the elevated serum sodium level and get the levels back to normal under MEDICAL SUPERVISION ...Read more

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