Anacetin review

Anacetin is an antibiotic introduced to the medical world in 1949. Since, it has been useful in treating bacterial infections caused by drug-resistant microorganisms. It has been used in many third-world countries because it is inexpensive compared to other antibiotics. In the United States, Anacetin is used rarely because of its suspected role in the patient's risk for aplastic anemia. Popular forms of Anacetin in the West are ointment and eye drops, used to reduce the symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. In other countries, Anacetin is useful in treating pneumonia and other bacterial infections that involve the eye and the prostrate gland.

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

Precautions must be taken before the administration of Anacetin. Young children, four years and below, using this medication must be closely monitored. Anacetin may induce abnormal activity of blood cells, causing serious health problems. Since it is metabolized by the liver, any form of liver disorder should be discussed. Patients with liver or kidney illnesss must receive a dose adjustment from their physicians to avoid any more damage. Pregnant and lactating women should not take Anacetin without the advice of their physician. Anacetin may pose harm to the fragile bodies of fetuses and newborns.

If you are using other medicaments, inform your physician about each one of them, including your vitamins. Some medicines react negatively to Anacetin and must not be taken together.

Anacetin did not boom in the US because of its harsh side effects. The most severe is aplastic anemia, a condition that is very rare yet fatal. It is not proven that blood count monitoring can prevent aplastic anemia but it has been observed to reduce the possibilities of complications connected with Anacetin treatment. Higher risk for aplastic anemia is found in patients who are using it orally. The patients at least risk are the ones using the eye drops form. Other known side effects of Anacetin include bone marrow suppression, childhood leukemia, and Gray Baby Syndrome.

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

Anacetin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of anacetin

• Molecular formula of anacetin 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
Anacetin available : 250mg tablets

Generic name: Chloramphenicol

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