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Ambofen

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Ambofen is a synthetic antibiotic that was introduced to the medical world in 1949. Since its inception, it has been found useful in treating bacterial infections caused by drug-resistant microorganisms. It has been widely used in many third-world countries because it is inexpensive compared to other antibiotics. In the United States Ambofen is used rarely due to its suspected role in the patient’s increased risk for aplastic anemia. The only popular forms of Ambofen in the West are ointment and eye drops, used to reduce the symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. In other countries, Ambofen is found useful in treating pneumonia and other bacterial infections that involve the eye and the prostrate gland.

Ambofen is administered by mouth, through an IV or topically. Oral Ambofen comes in 250mg capsules and 125mg/5ml liquid suspension while other forms come in a variety of dosages. The typical dosage is 50mg per kilogram of body weight distributed evenly in four dosing schedules. Severe conditions may require double the typical dosage while newborns use only half since they do not metabolize the medication as effectively.

Precautions must be taken before the administration of Ambofen. Young children, four years and below, using this medication must be closely monitored. Ambofen may induce abnormal activity of blood cells, which may cause serious health problems. Since it is metabolized by the liver, any form of liver disorder should be of utmost concern. People with liver and kidney diseases must receive a dosage adjustment from their doctors to avoid any more damage. Pregnant and lactating women should never take Ambofen without the advice of their doctor. Like some other medicines, Ambofen may pose harm to the fragile bodies of fetuses and newborns alike.

If you are using other medications for different conditions, inform your doctor about each one of them, including your vitamins. Some medicines react violently to Ambofen and must not be taken together.

The reason Ambofen did not boom in the US is its harsh side effects. The most severe of which is aplastic anemia, a condition that is very rare yet scary because it can be fatal. It is not yet proven that blood count monitoring can prevent aplastic anemia from occurring but it has been widely observed to reduce the possibilities of complications connected with Ambofen treatment. The higher risk for aplastic anemia is found in patients who are using it orally; the least risky is the eye drops form. Other possible side effects of Ambofen include bone marrow suppression, childhood leukemia, and Gray Baby Syndrome among others.

To be safe while taking Ambofen, make sure that you are closely monitored by a doctor. Keeping a close watch on the progress of your symptoms and on the responses of your body to the medication will help your doctor resolve a problem early. Never take the medicine without your doctor’s advice and never use another person’s or an old prescription for your current condition.

Ambofen has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ambofen


• Molecular formula of ambofen is C11H12Cl2N2O5
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2,2-dichloro-N-[1,3-dihydroxy-1-(4-nitrophenyl)-propan-2-yl]-acetamide
• Molecular weight is 323.129 g/mol
Ambofen available : 250mg tablets

Generic name: Chloramphenicol

Brand name(s): Alficetyn, Amphenicol, Amphicol, Amseclor, Anacetin, Aquamycetin, Austracil, Austracol, Biocetin, Biophenicol, Catilan, Chemicetin, Chemicetina, Chlomin, Chlomycol, Chlora-Tabs, Chloramex, Chloramfenikol, Chloramficin, Chloramfilin, Chloramphenicole, Chloramsaar, Chlorasol, Chloricol, Chlornitromycin, Chlorocaps, Chlorocid, Chlorocide, Chlorocol, Chlorofair, Chloromax, Chloromycetin, Chloromycetny, Chloromyxin, Chloronitrin, Chloroptic, Chlorovules, Cidocetine, Ciplamycetin, Cloramfen, Cloramficin, Cloramicol, Cloramidina, Cloroamfenicolo, Clorocyn, Cloromisan, Clorosintex, Comycetin, Cylphenicol, Desphen, Detreomycin, Detreomycine, Dextromycetin, Doctamicina, Econochlor, Embacetin, Emetren, Enicol, Enteromycetin, Erbaplast, Ertilen, Farmicetina, Farmitcetina, Fenicol, Globenicol, Glorous, Halomycetin, Hortfenicol, Intramycetin, Isicetin, Ismicetina, Isophenicol, Juvamycetin, Kamaver, Kemicetina, Kemicetine, Klorita, Leukamycin, Leukomyan, Leukomycin, Levomicetina, Levomitsetin, Levomycetin, Liquichlor, Loromisan, Loromisin, Mastiphen, Mediamycetine, Medichol, Micloretin, Micochlorine, Micoclorina, Microcetina, Mychel, Mycinol, Normimycin V, Novochlorocap, Novomycetin, Novophenicol, Oftalent, Oleomycetin, Opclor, Opelor, Ophthochlor, Ophthoclor, Ophthocort, Ophtochlor, Optomycin, Otachron, Otophen, Owadziak, Pantovernil, Paraxin, Pedraczak, Pentamycetin, Pflanzol, Quellada, Quemicetina, Rivomycin, Romphenil, Ronphenil, Septicol, Sificetina, Sintomicetina, Sno-Phenicol, Stanomycetin, Synthomycetin, Synthomycetine, Synthomycine, Tevcocin, Tevcosin, Tifomycin, Tifomycine, Tiromycetin, Treomicetina, Tyfomycine, Unimycetin, Veticol, Viceton

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