Chloramphenicol: Uses Doses and Side Effect
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic that inhibits the growth of bacteria in a petri dish. It’s used to treat bacterial eye infections and has been shown to inhibit other types of microbes, such as fungi which are typically associated with more severe conditions than simple conjunctivitis or pink-eye. Chloramphenicol works by interfering with protein synthesis during transcription; it binds at one end overhang region of mRNA where tRNA attaches before translation begins on ribosomes inside cells (closer to the start codon).
Chlormephinecil will not work for any type other than bacterial eye infection because it only affects proteins involved in DNA replication and repair within living organisms – even though many antibiotics have activity against RNA viruses
How to Use Chloramphenicol Medicine.
Apply eye ointments by following these steps:
Wash your hands. Be careful not to touch the tube tip or let it get close to your eyes because this might contaminate it with bacteria and other harmful germs which could lead you to get an infection in that area of the body. Tilt-back your head, look up at a 45° angle, gently pull down on one side of your lower eyelid until there is a ‘pouch’ about 1 cm tall across from each nostril (this will help spread medication more evenly). Place a strip of ointment as high into the pouch as possible – try not to place any closer than 3 mm away from either end so you don’t accidentally irritate those parts.
Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Apply as often as instructed by the doctor, but always leave some time between applications to allow them on each side of your eyes to take effect and dry before using more product. When recapping any ointment tube with an applicator tip after use, wipe off extra medication onto a clean tissue first.
Precautions of Chloramphenicol:
If you have any allergies to medication or ingredients in chloramphenicol, make sure your doctor knows. Before using the ointment, be sure that there is enough on the tip of the tube and no extra liquid leftover before putting it away again with a tissue afterward. If you are wearing other eye drops (e.g., tears) wait about 5-10 minutes for this medicine to work its way into your eyesight before applying more medications like an ointment rub around all edges of eyelids twice daily as instructed by a medical professional.
During pregnancy, this Chloramphenicol should be used only when clearly needed. This Chloramphenicol should not be near or at the time of delivery due to possible harm to the newborn (gray baby syndrome). Discuss with your doctor before taking any medications during pregnancy and what risks they carry for yourself as well as those who will grow inside you.
Side Effect of Chloramphenicol:
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. However, when they occasionally happen (as with all medications) it is important to keep in mind that the benefits outweigh them and you should consult your physician if anything unusual happens while taking this drug so he can adjust dosage for optimum results. Chloramphenicol is a drug used to treat bacterial infections. It has been known to cause bone marrow suppression, diarrhea, enter colitis and the accumulation of chloramphenicol in newborns called gray syndrome; headaches, nausea or vomiting are also common side effects.
Dosage Forms & Strengths
Serious Infections Caused by Susceptible Strains
50 mg/kg/day IV divided q6hr; in exceptional cases, patients with moderately resistant organisms or severe infections may require increased dosage up to 100 mg/kg/day; decrease these high doses as soon as possible