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Paraxin 250mg (Chloramphenicol) Drug Price and Information

Chloramphenicol (Paraxin 250mg) is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infection. It kills or slows the growth of sensitive bacteria.

Paraxin - Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Paraxin 250mg  Capsule


Generic : Chloramphenicol
 46.00
250mg
10 Capsules
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Paraxin 250mg (Chloramphenicol) from Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Medical condition(s) for which Paraxin 250mg may be prescribed

Dengue

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses, may increase to 100 mg/kg/day in more severe infections.
Eye Drops: As 0.5% solution: Instill 1 or 2 drops 2 hourly.

Side effects of Paraxin 250mg

Central Nervous System : Headache, confusion, depression, inflammation of the optic nerve and nerve inflammation.

Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, tongue inflammation, mouth ulcer and intestinal inflammation.

Blood : Bone marrow depression and decrease in blood cell counts.

Miscellaneous : Hypersensitivity reactions such as fever, rash, shock, hives and Gray syndrome.

How to use Paraxin 250mg?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

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When Should Paraxin 250mg not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow depression, who experience severe side effects after taking this medication, and hypersensitivity.

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Warnings and Precautions for Paraxin 250mg

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, bone marrow problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

Newborns may develop with increased risk of gray syndrome with the following symptoms- swelling of the abdomen, pale or blue skin color, vomiting, shock, difficulty breathing, refusal to suck, loose green stools, limp muscles, low temperature; if it is so consult with your doctor.

Avoid contact with people who have infections.

Extreme caution needed in children younger than 1 year of age.

Monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Paraxin 250mg

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Paraxin 250mg

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30oC).



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