What is Chloramphenicol?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic use to treat infections due to organisms resistant to other less toxic antibiotics or when its penetrability into the site of infection is clinically superior to other antibiotics to which the organism is sensitive.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chloramphenicol

Side effect Patients
Dry eyes 1


Based on patients currently taking Chloramphenicol

Dosage Patients
4 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chloramphenicol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Chloramphenicol


Currently taking Chloramphenicol

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Chloramphenicol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Chloramphenicol

Jul 13, 2012 (Started Jun 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for eye infection)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 other Daily
Advice & Tips: for post operative infection after removal of right cataract.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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