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Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Chloromycetin Capsule

Uses of Chloromycetin Capsule

Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule 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.

Chloromycetin Capsule side effects

Common

Side Effects of Chloromycetin are Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Taste change.

How to use Chloromycetin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Chloromycetin Capsule works

Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly kill the bacteria, but prevents them from increasing in numbers, and eventually clears up the infection.

In Depth Information on Chloromycetin Capsule

Expert advice for Chloromycetin Capsule

  • 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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Chloromycetin Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Chloromycetin Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Chloromycetin 500 mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about Chloromycetin Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Chloramphenicol

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.
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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Chloromycetin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Chloromycetin with Iron
LIFE-THREATENING
Chloromycetin with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard, Phenotone, Epitan, Phenobarb, Luminalettes, Piplar
Chloromycetin with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Chloromycetin with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Chloromycetin with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Chloromycetin with Paracetamol / Acetaminophen
MINOR
Medicines with composition Paracetamol / Acetaminophen: Vandol, Amidol, Tempsol, Clearitol, Infumol, Masmol, Crocimax, Azomol, Pyro, Achmol, Leximol, Jeevpar, Para, Parador, Paracare, Reemol, Parasym, Paradol, Tempra, Pararut, Pyrinil, April, Paracetamol, Brix, Lekadol, Teplow, Sedmol, Lanoler, Alcocin, Idemol, Brocin, Lexpera, Indamol, Space, Cule, Galpara, Maxinol, Acimol, FE Stop, Cbmol, Rexia, Kezimol, Acetox, Mp Mol, Parawill, Temprol, Coolen, Tempril, Famol, Pymol, Plasmol, Paranext, Relief P, FEE, Smidol, Spmol-DS, Hicin, Tempros, P&F, Inodol, Paratop, Paragreat, P, Mypol, Paracetamol O, Rupar Junior, Mypar, Parawok, Oromol A, Felok, K Par, Arden, Anglopar, Dolonip, Paracin, Paralab, Fevago, Paracad, Parexia, Pyrit, Hospimol, Pain Relife, Febrex, Micromol, Glenpar, Anetol, Primosul, Acetam, Oromol, Primol Plus, Koolpara, Calpol, Temfix, Cachpar, Babygesic, Anamol, Lanol, Eboo Plus, Paramol, Lotemp, Flumol, Meprocin, Cipmol, Zuby, Penodin, Aceto, Cropara, Temptal, Parawel, Pfc, Cepal, Pmson, Calipar, Medimol, Perfalgan, Cetamol, Paraglass, Admol, Anemol, Dolo SP, Dologlan, Pactiv, Parafizz, Pyricool Plus, Thermodol, Pyrexin, Xyfix, T Norm, T-98, Infemol, Technomol, Paracold, Tyfimol, Taurpol, 37 C, Paracon, Leemol, Soparin, Pamol, Tempcon, Alice, Tyfy, Cofamol, Acton OR, Opara, PA, Retherma, NU, Kelvin, Fevex, Talmin, Paraldim, Fevastin, Nohype, Lit King, P U C, Optimol, C 37, Para Para, Ceta, Paracure, Cetafen-P, Pyricool, Eboo, Delceta, Flupra, Paar, Prodol, Pyrexin CF, Dolomol, Eboo Spaz, Primol, D Cold, Nicetamol, Pidimol, Fabrimol, Orvomol, Temril, Algina, P Stat, Cronade, Adwin, Lupicip, Orangemol, Pyrikap, Thermochill, Zimol, Acticin, Pyrexon, Calridol, Jagcin, Metaplus, Xypar, Paratru, Paar Kid, Aalcetamol, Micromol F, Starmol, Fego, Paciwel, Melidens, Centamol, Snez Rest, Agpar, Retherma CE, Pyrivin, Sigmol, Kabimol, Cetcold, Pera Plus, Parapil, Gerpyrin, Pinkbery, Chilmol, Xytroy, Pedmol, Fever X, Betmol, Prolop, Splendid, Almol, Ivifen, Disprin Plus, Lofev, Tynol, Medimol F, Suppol, Parabig, Larkin, Dolodart, Lupipara Forte, Parakule, Pyrakem P, Fibromet, Unflem MF, Tynelol, Paragis, Triclomol, Tecpara, Maxmol, Auxipar, Arden Neo, Tamin, Pyrodip, 1000 Para, Feudamol, Oxmol, Doloquik, Essmol, Realifast, Febrinest, Trifect, Parafuse, Bravemol, Nofemol, Parawin, Paratas, Pararose, Ivipara, Paraprime, Babymol, Xykaa, Parared, Care, Paceross, Stalpol, Captol, Cemol, Drumol

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