Each 5ml contains:
Eq. to Chloramphenicol IP
In a flavoured syrupy base
Chloramphenicol Palmitate is a dichloroacetic acid derivative. Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and is bacteriostatic. It contains 55.5-59.5% of chloramphenicol i.e. approx. 174 mg Chloramphenicol Palmitate is equivalent to 100 mg Chloramphenicol.
MECHANISM OF ACTION::
Chloramphenicol is hydrolysed in theupper intestinal tract into the parentdrug. It is lipid soluble, diffuses through the bacterial cell membrane and reversibly binds to the 50 S subunit of bacterial ribosomes where transfer of amino acids to growing peptide chains is prevented, thus inhibiting peptide bond formation and subsequent protein synthesis.
It is effective against broad spectrum bacterial (gram-positive and gram-negative) diseases.
Chloramphenicol is contraindicated if another drug can be used instead due to its potential to cause bone marrow depression.
This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, nausea, and vomiting which should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
Diabetes medicine, warfarin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifampin, other antibiotics, vitamin B12, iron, folic acid. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
PRECAUTIONS & WARNING:
Blood dyscrasias may be associated with the use of chloramphenicol. It is essential that adequate blood studies be made. Use extreme caution when giving this drug to children less than 2 years old.
As directed by the physician.
Store in a cool, dry & dark place, NOT FOR CHILDREN BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
PRESENTATION: 60ml bottle