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How effective is chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) to numb gums?
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Not effective
Chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) is also known as chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic that is given intravenously.
This drug is given to treat bacterial infections, not to numb or anesthetize gums. If you want to numb your gums & i don't know for what reason, you can use otc orajel or ambesol. http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2010/september2010/oralpain-0910.

In brief: Not effective
Chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) is also known as chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic that is given intravenously.
This drug is given to treat bacterial infections, not to numb or anesthetize gums. If you want to numb your gums & i don't know for what reason, you can use otc orajel or ambesol. http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2010/september2010/oralpain-0910.
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