Biophenicol review

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

Biophenicol is given by mouth, through an IV or topically. Biophenicol 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. Some conditions may require double the standard dosage while newborns use only half since they do not metabolize the medication as effectively.

Precautions need to be taken before prescribing Biophenicol. Young children using this medication must be closely monitored. Biophenicol 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 prior to taking this medication. Patients with liver or kidney diseases will require a dosage adjustment to avoid potential damage. Pregnant and lactating women should not take Biophenicol without consulting with their healthcare professional because it may pose harm to fetuses and newborns.

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

Biophenicol is not popular in the United States because of its harsh side effects. The most serious is aplastic anaemia, a condition that is very rare yet fatal. It is not proven that blood count monitoring can prevent aplastic anaemia but it has been observed to reduce the possibilities of complications connected with Biophenicol. Higher risk for aplastic anaemia 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 Biophenicol, 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.

Biophenicol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of biophenicol

• Molecular formula of biophenicol 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
Biophenicol available : 250mg tablets

Generic name: Chloramphenicol

Brand name(s): Alficetyn, Ambofen, Amphenicol, Amphicol, Amseclor, Anacetin, Aquamycetin, Austracil, Austracol, Biocetin, 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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