Read the directions on the product label, patient guide, or medicine
guide provided by the medicine company or your pharmacist before starting to use Chloramphenicol
. If you have any questions related to this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Consume this medicine as recommended by your doctor.
The typical dose of Chloramphenicol is 500 mg after every 6 hours (50 mg/kg (22.72 mg/lb) bodyweight
in 4 equal doses every day).
For intravenous use, the solution of 10% (100 mg/ml) injected to the patient at the interval of at least one minute. The solution is prepared by adding 10 ml of an aqueous diluent such as water or by adding 5% dextrose.
If you have any kidney disease, the dose of Chloramphenicol should be reduced, and blood level monitoring should be done in patients with kidney dysfunction. If you have issues with the health of your liver, the dose of Chloramphenicol should be reduced, and blood level monitoring should be done in patients with liver disease.
Use in Children
and effectiveness of using Chloramphenicol in children has not been established. It is not recommended in children for oral use, but for intravenous use, the dose should be 50 mg/kg (22.72 mg/lb) in 4 equal doses daily after every 6 hours.
Your doctor may request that specific lab tests be performed before you start using Chloramphenicol
. You may need to have Antibiotic Susceptibility
test. In the case of injectable forms, this test helps the doctor in selecting a various effective antimicrobial agent.
You should store Chloramphenicol
below 25°C for the capsule and at 15°C to 25°C (59° to 77°F) for injection. Store the medicine
away from the reach of children and pets
Medicines may be prescribed for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. Do not use Chloramphenicol
for conditions for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Chloramphenicol to other people who might have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. Self-medication may harm them.