Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking chloramphenicol.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay, as it does not impair motor functions.
Do NOT use chloramphenicol if:
- You are allergic to chloramphenicol;
- You have low white or red blood cell count or decreased blood platelets;
- You have a minor infection such as a cold, flu, or throat infection;
- If you are taking other medications that decrease blood marrow such as chemotherapy.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of chloramphenicol during pregnancy or breast feeding, and so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking it.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 250mg.
There are possible interactions with chloramphenicol and cephalosporins and hydrocodone and other painkillers. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with chloramphenicol capsules.