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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Drug Issue: Chloramphenicol and Other Antibiotic Dangers

Chloramphenicol is one of the most widely abused antibiotic in the Philippines. It is popular with the trade names Biomycetin, Chloromycetin, C – Phenicol, Clocef, Harvox, Kemicetine and  Pediachlor.

Chloramphenicol is seldom indicated for urinary tract infection. It has been known as a drug of choice for typhoid fever and meningitis. However, as a broad spectrum antibiotic, Chloramphenicol is being abused as a cure for colds and fever. Sadly, this medicine can cause fatal blood dyscrasias and gray syndrome for babies.