Catilan review

Catilan 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, Catilan is used rarely due to its suspected role in the patient’s risk for aplastic anemia. Popular forms of Catilan in the West are ointment and eye drops, used to reduce the symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. In other countries, Catilan is used to treat pneumonia and bacterial infections that involve the eye and the prostrate gland.

Catilan is given by mouth, through an IV or topically. Catilan 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 will use only half since they do not metabolize the medication as effectively.

Precautions need to be taken before prescribing Catilan. Young children using this medication must be closely monitored. Catilan 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 Catilan without consulting their healthcare professional because it may pose harm to fetuses and newborns.

If you are taking other medications, tell your healthcare professional about each one of them, including vitamins. Some medicines interact negatively with Catilan and should not be taken together.

Catilan is not popular in the United States because of its side effects. The most serious side effect is aplastic anemia, a condition that is very rare yet fatal. It is not proven that blood count monitoring prevents aplastic anemia but it has been observed to reduce the possibilities of complications connected with Catilan. 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 Catilan, you need to be closely monitored by your healthcare professional. Keeping a close eye on your progress 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. Also, never use another person’s or an old prescription for your current condition.

Catilan has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of catilan

• Molecular formula of catilan 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
Catilan available : 250mg tablets

Generic name: Chloramphenicol

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