Chloramphenicol

Overview

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Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Chloramphenicol's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

0.5 %w/v0.5 (0.5)12 hourlyOphthalmic1-2 drops 4-6 times a day for first 72 hours.Treatment should be continued for approx 7days.
1 %w/w1 (1)6 hourlyOphthalmicFrequency may be increased to 8 times if needed.
5 to 10 %7.5 (7.5)6 hourlyOtic1-2 drops.
50 to 100 mg/kg75 (75)6 hourlyPO,IVMaximum dose: 4 g/day.

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

12.5 to 25 mg/kg19 (18.75)6 hourlyIntra Venous-
12.5 to 25 mg/kg19 (18.75)6 hourlyOral-

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

12.5 to 25 mg/kg19 (18.75)6 hourlyIntravenous
12.5 to 25 mg/kg19 (18.75)6 hourlyoral

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Chloramphenicol

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