Klorum Injection

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Zydus Cadila

Composition for Klorum NA Injection

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Primarily used for

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1 gm in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Klorum Injection

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Uses of Klorum Injection

Klorum Injection 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.
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Side effects of Klorum Injection

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Altered taste.

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How to use Klorum Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Klorum Injection works

Klorum injection 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 Klorum Injection

Expert advice for Klorum Injection

Do tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions:
  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • if you have anemia, bone marrow problems, liver disease, or kidney problem.
Chloramphenicol tablet/capsule/oral suspension is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals), unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Chloramphenicol may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine. Chloramphenicol may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Monitor blood counts and plasma concentration before and during treatment. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations in which bruising or injury may occur. Chloramphenicol may lower your body's ability to fight infection. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Notify your doctor of any signs of infection, including fever, sore throat, rash, or chills, If you are using the drug for eye infection, do not wear your contact lenses during the course of treatment.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Klorum Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Klorum Injection 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Klorum Injection is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Klorum Injection may cause blurring of your vision for a sho
rt time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Klorum Injection is probably safe to use in patients with ki
dney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Klorum Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Klorum
Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Jectocos 75mg Injection, Tacsant 0.5mg Capsule, Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Klorum NA Injection

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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Substitutes for Klorum

No substitutes found for this medicine
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