Biocetin review

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

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

Precautions must be taken before prescribing Biocetin. Young children, four years and below, using this medication must be closely monitored. Biocetin can induce abnormal activity of blood cells and cause serious health problems. Since this medication is metabolized by the liver, any form of liver disorder should be discussed with your healthcare professional. Patients with liver or kidney illnesss require a dosage adjustment from their healthcare professionals to avoid damage. Pregnant and lactating women should not take Biocetin without the advice of their healthcare professional. Biocetin may pose harm to fetuses and newborns.

If you are taking other medications, inform your healthcare professional about each one of them, including vitamins. Some medicines interact negatively with Biocetin and cannot be taken together.

Biocetin is not popular in the United States because of its harsh side effects. The most serious 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 Biocetin. Higher risk for aplastic anemia is found in patients taking the medication orally. The patients at least risk are the ones using the eye drops. Other side effects include bone marrow suppression, childhood leukemia, and Gray Baby Syndrome.

When taking Biocetin, make sure you are closely monitored by your healthcare professional. Keeping a close eye on the progress of your symptoms and on the responses of your body to the medication will help your healthcare professional quickly resolve any issues that may arise. Never take this medicine without your healthcare professional's approval and never use another person's or an old prescription for your current condition.

Biocetin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of biocetin

• Molecular formula of biocetin 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
Biocetin available : 250mg tablets

Generic name: Chloramphenicol

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