Generic Chloromycetin (Chloramphenicol)
Chloromycetin
Chloromycetin is used to treat serious infectious diseases such as meningitis, rickettsial disease, salmonellosis and anaerobic infections.
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Product Description
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Common use

Chloromycetin is one of the first natural anti-microbe medications produced at the end of 40s and since then many bacteria have developed resistance to it. It also causes severe side effects and its usage is limited at present time. It is mostly used to treat meningitis, rickettsial disease, salmonellosis and anaerobic infections. Its mechanism of action is associated with blockage of bacterial protein synthesis in ribosomes, thus its effect is bacteriostatic, but can also be bactericidal in high concentrations for pneumococci, meningococci, and H.influenzae. Chloromycetin is usually administered for treatment of bacterial infections of eyes (locally) and sometimes does also for treatment of bacterial meningitis, brain abscess, generalized forms of salmonellosis, typhoid fever, rickettsiosis: Ku-fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, intra-abdominal infections, pelvic infection, gas gangrene, plague as a secondary drug.



Dosage and directions

Do not use this drug if safer, effective medications is available. Take exactly as prescribed do not miss your doses and take them through equal time periods. Avoid recurring treatment with the same medication. Take tablets with a full glass of water. Follow exactly all instructions if you use Chloromycetin liquid locally.



Precautions

Tell your doctor about all other illnesses and history of allergies (especially to antibiotics) before to take Chloromycetin.



Contraindications

Hypersensitivity, pregnancy, breastfeeding.



Possible side effect

In some rare cases Chloromycetin may cause serious, even fatal, blood disorders (for instance, bone marrow hypoplasia, aplastic anemia) so monitoring of blood is needed on a regular basis. Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon leading to different intestinal disorders ranging in severity from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis. Gray baby syndrome (in neonates) involves hypothermia, cyanosis, flaccidity, and circulatory collapse, is often fatal.



Drug interaction

Chloromycetin increases period of excretion and effects of peroral anti-diabetes medications and may show false positive results in glucose tests in patients with diabetes. Co-administration of Chloromycetin with erythromycin or lincosamides is not advised. Chloromycetin is able to diminish effects of medications which contain iron, folic acid and B12 vitamin.

Missed dose

Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.



Overdose

Signs of overdose may be: easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat, fever, or unusual fatigue, headache, mild depression, mental confusion, rashes, angioedema. If you suppose that you took too much of this medication contact your doctor for help immediately especially if you have watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever).



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. If you keep Chloromycetin in a refrigerator do not freeze it.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care advisor or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim all responsibility for the reliability of this information. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Doxycycline

Active Ingredients:

  • Doxycycline

Action mechanism and therapeutic effect of the medication:

Doxycycline is half-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. Doxycycline exerts bacteriostatic action associated with suppressing the synthesis of proteins on ribosomes in microbial cell. Doxycycline is active against aerobic gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus spp, Bacillus anthracis, Listeria monocytogenes; aerobic bacteria:Clostridium spp.

Medical indications: Doxycycline is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by sysceptible microorganisms:

  • ENT infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Infections of the upper and lower respiratory system
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Urogenital infections
  • Syphilis (when unable to take penicillin)
  • Some respiratory or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Plague
  • Cholera
  • Certain types of pneumonia
  • Chlamydia
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Typhus fever
  • Tick fever
  • Gonorrhea
  • Lyme disease
  • Anthrax infection treatment
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Malaria treatment

Doxycyline contradictions, precautions and warnings:

Doxycycline is contraindicated for use in:

  • Hypersensitivity to doxycycline and other components of the medication
  • Severe liver diseases
  • Severe kidney diseases
  • History of pseudo-membranous colitis
  • Pregnancy (Doxycycline is a pregnancy category D meaning that it can cause significant damage to the fetus)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Frequent yeast infections

Doxycyline side effects:

As with any other drug, side effects can occur with Doxycyline. However, it does not mean that everyone who takes the medicine will experience these adverse effects. In most cases the preparation is well tolerated. The most common Doxycycline side effects include:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Photo-sensitivity
  • Nausea

If any side effects occur during the treatment make sure to consult your health care provider immediately. If you are unsure about anything related to Doxycyline, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug interaction:

Doxycyline can potentially interact with the following groups of drugs:

  • Aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or iron products
  • Bile-acid sequestrant cholesterol drugs
  • Barbiturates
  • Peniccilins
  • Oral typhoid vaccine
  • Birth control pills
  • Anti-diarrheal drug (Bismuth subsalicylate)
  • Bipolar disorder treatment (Carbamazepine)
  • HIV treatment (Maraviroc)
  • Retinoids
  • Blood thinners (Warfarin)
  • ACE inhibitor (Quinapril)
  • Aldosterone antagonist (Eplerenone)
  • Opioid pain killer (Fentanyl)
  • Anticonvulsant (phenytoin)

It is possible that all drug interactions are not presented above. For this reason, we recommend you to talk with your health care provide about drug interactions with Doxycyline which may apply to you.

Additional information for the patients:

The preparation should be taken according to your doctor's recommendations. Never take the drug for conditions which are not presented in the the drug's leaflet. Try to keep the medicine out of the reach of children.