Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension

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Primarily used for

60 ml in 1 bottle

Medicine Overview of Chloromycetin Suspension


Uses of Chloromycetin Suspension

Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics cannot be used.

Side effects of Chloromycetin Suspension


Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Altered taste.


How to use Chloromycetin Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It is better to take Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Chloromycetin Suspension works

Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml suspension is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Chloromycetin Suspension

Expert advice for Chloromycetin Suspension

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
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Special precautions for Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension is probably usafe to use
during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension may cause blurring of you
r vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension is probably safe to use i
n patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Chlorom
ycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Absolut DM 500mcg Injection, Jectocos 50mg Injection, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Tacloran 1mg Capsule

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Chloromycetin 125mg/5ml Suspension

Frequently asked questions for Chloramphenicol

Q. Is chloramphenicol bacteriostatic or bactericidal/ an antibiotic/does it contains penicillin/ does it contain steroids/ treat styes?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and exerts both bactericidal and bacteriostatic against wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria including E.coli. No, it does not contain penicillin or steroids
Q. Is chloramphenicol safe/ do chloramphenicol cause aplastic anemia/ safe for babies?
Chloramphenicol is safe at recommended dose and duration; however, in some cases it has led to rare side effects such as aplastic anemia. Chloramphenicol should not be used in children under 2 years of age and used be with extreme caution in children above 2 years of age especially who have diarrhea or a stomach or bowel infection
Q. Does chloramphenicol sting/ does chloramphenicol cause dry eyes?
Chloramphenicol eye drops/ ointment may cause transient burning or stinging sensation. It does not cause but should be used with extreme precaution in patients with dry eye syndrome
Q. Can i take paracetamol with chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is not known to have any drug interactions with paracetamol, however, it should be taken together as per doctor's advice
Q. Is chloromycetin a penicillin/ an antibiotic/ with the formula/ chloromycetin is a drug for which disease?
Chloramphenicol is a brand name for chloramphenicol. It is not penicillin. It is an antibiotic with the formula C11H12Cl2N2O5. It used in the treatment of serious infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria by killing or preventing their growth
Q. Is chloromycetin over the counter/ is obtained from?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription
Q. Is chloramphenicol and tetracycline similar?
Chloramphenicol and tetracycline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is Chloromycetin the same as chlorsig?
Both Chloromycetin and chlorsig contains chloramphenicol. Chlorsig is available as eye drop or ointment and Chloromycetin is an oral formulation.

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