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Why are ppi and chloramphenicol are given to a patient with cholecystitis?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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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.

In brief: 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.
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