Andrecin 1 % Ointment 3.5 Gm
Chloramphenicol is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections.
How does the drug work ?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic drug which kills or delays the growth of the bacteria. It inhibits the protein synthesis, thus, the bacterial genetic material is not synthesized.
What are the common side effects ?The side effects which are common with chloramphenicol are nausea, mild diarrhea, and vomiting.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Patients who are pregnant or planning of becoming pregnant should consult the doctor before taking Andrecin drug.
• In case of sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of the joints, especially in the ankle; consult the doctor immediately.
• Avoid Andrecin drug if allergic reactions to any of the ingredients are observed in the past.
• Do not breastfeed while taking Andrecin medication.
• Wash your hands before using the eye drops, keep the dropper tip clean.
1. What happens if warfarin and chloramphenicol are taken together? Taking warfarin and chloramphenicol together can increase the risk of side effects such as bleeding.
2. Can I use chloramphenicol to treat common cold? Chloramphenicol does not treat viral infections such as common cold. It is only effective against bacterial infections.
3. What precautions should a diabetic patient take while using chloramphenicol? A diabetic patient needs an additional monitoring of glucose levels. Dosage adjustments may also be required; so ask a doctor.
4. What to do in the case of an overdose with chloramphenicol? Immediately contact the poison center or ask for medical help in the case of an overdose with chloramphenicol.
5. What if I miss a dose of chloramphenicol? If you forget a dose of chloramphenicol, use it immediately as you remember. However, if it is too late, then take the next dose at its scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at a time.