Drug: Chloromycetin

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Chloromycetin is a type of antibiotic that falls under the Chloramphenicol class. In the U.S., it is also known as Chloromycetin Sodium Succinate. Chloromycetin is used to treat bacterial infections that are highly dangerous. It should only be used for infections when other options have been tested and failed.

Unlike other cheap drugs that are readily available at your local pharmacy, Chloromycetin is only available via a doctor’s prescription. This is due in large part to its potentially dangerous side effects thus, physicians need a full understanding of an individual’s medical history and lifestyle habits before placing them on a Chloromycetin treatment plan.

Precautions to take

Chloromycetin is unsafe for certain groups of people.

People with allergies to Chloromycetin, penicillin, food, dyes or preservatives, should inform their doctor accordingly. Additionally individuals who have taken the drug before and experienced negative side effects should also refrain from taking it.

Newborn infants should not be given Chloromycetin as it can cause harmful effects. Infants also tend to be hypersensitive to the drug as they are unable to remove it from their bodies as effectively as adults and older children. When it comes to nursing mothers, however, there are no conclusive studies available online or in print medical journals that proof any effect it has on breast milk. However, nursing mothers are still advised to talk with their doctors before beginning a cycle of Chloromycetin.

Chloromycetin is usually prescribed on its own since it reacts with many different drugs. However, these reactions are often necessary as it creates a desirable outcome in the patient’s system. For instance, Chloromycetin is sometimes prescribed together with either citalopram or voriconazole. In order to make both drugs work within your system, the dosages and frequency of use will be altered to suit the needs of the individual.

However, if Chloromycetin is ever prescribed together with dicumarol or rifampin, for example, there will be an increased risk of certain side effects. Do not take other drugs on your discretion when you are on Chloromycetin. Remember to check with your physician before you buy and consume any additional pills.

Side Effects

The side effects from Chloromycetin are different when it comes to adults and babies. Adults may experience effects such as blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the hand and feet and difficulty in breathing. Babies, on the other hand, may exhibit the following effects: bloated belly, low body temperature, uneven breathing or drowsiness. These effects are rare for both groups and when they surface in either an adult or an infant, the administering of Chloromycetin should cease. This should be promptly followed by an urgent doctor’s appointment.


The appropriate dosage of Chloromycetin is largely dependent on the individual’s weight. The average amount for adults and teenagers is 12.5mg per kg, to be taken every 6 hours. For infants under 2 weeks of age, the usual dose is 6.25mg per kg, to be taken every 6 hours. For infants above 2 weeks of age, the average dose is 25mg per kg every 12 hours.
It is important to finish the full cycle to cure the bacterial infection fully. If you miss a dose, just continue on with the next one. Do not take 2 doses at the same time. Above all, it is of the utmost importance that the dose be administered as specified by the physician.

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