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LABCHLOR CAPSULE contains Chloramphenicol which belongs to the group of medicine called Antibiotics. It is used to treat typhoid fever and other dangerous infections where other antibiotics are not effective.
Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs, without proper treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal.
During the therapy your doctor might recommend you for routine blood tests to monitor in case of prolong use of this medicine, as chloramphenicol can damage blood cells.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
Before taking this medicine inform your doctor if you have blood, bone marrow disease, liver or kidney problems, high blood pressure. Consult your doctor for advice.
The common side effects are anaemia, dark coloured urine, sore throat and fever, unusual bleeding or bruising, difficulty in breathing, headache, nausea and vomiting, burning, numbness and tingling in the arms. Consult your doctor if any of the above side effects worsen or persists for a longer duration.
It is used to treat:
Chloramphenicol is a semi-synthetic antibiotic. It diffuses through the bacterial cell wall and binds to the ribosome of the bacteria, thereby preventing the formation of bacterial protein consequently leading to inhibition of cell growth and cell lysis, resulting in suppressing the growth of bacteria.
Always take this medicine as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine as a whole with a plenty of water and do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking and contact your doctor immediately, if you have:
Nausea and Vomiting:
Try to take this medicine with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
LABCHLOR CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
LABCHLOR CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
LABCHLOR CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
LABCHLOR CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Chloramphenicol or any ingredients of this medicine.
LABCHLOR CAPSULE is not recommended if you:
Use in pediatrics:
LABCHLOR CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Use in geriatrics:
LABCHLOR CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Inform your physician if you are taking:
If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of this medicine, consult your doctor immediately.
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Typhoid fever, Severe infections|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Capsule, Drops, Eye Drops, Eye Ointment, Injection, Syrup, Suspension, Caplet, Aplicap|
Does LABCHLOR CAPSULE used to relieve pain?
No, LABCHLOR CAPSULE not a pain killer. It only treats bacterial infections and provides relief from symptoms of infection.
Is it safe to use LABCHLOR CAPSULE for longer duration of time?
Use LABCHLOR CAPSULE only as prescribed by the doctor. Do not use for longer durations. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve despite using this medicine for a week or if it worsens.
Can I stop taking LABCHLOR CAPSULE when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking LABCHLOR CAPSULE and complete the entire course of treatment even if you start feeling better or else you may experience treatment failure and the increased risk of recurrence of the infection.
Can the use of LABCHLOR CAPSULE cause diarrhoea?
Yes, the use of LABCHLOR CAPSULE may cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them. It is an antibiotic that kills both good and bad bacteria, when good bacteria present in the intestine gets destroyed and it may cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to the doctor about it.
What if my condition does not improve after taking LABCHLOR CAPSULE?
Talk to the doctor if your condition does not improve, even after taking LABCHLOR CAPSULE. If needed your doctor will provide an alternate medicine.
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Written By Dr. Janet.C, Pharm.D
Last updated on 14 Nov 2022 | 04:12 PM(IST)
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