• What type of medicine is this?

    • Thiamphenicol is an antibiotic available as prescription-only medicine in Nigeria. When used in humans, it should not be used for more than ten to fourteen days due to its toxic effect on bone marrow.

    • What is the medicine used for?

    • Thiamphenicol is an antibiotic effective in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. Thiamphenicol has a wide range of uses.

      Thiamphenicol can accumulate to toxic levels in people with reduced renal function. Due to the development of more effective antibiotics, thiamphenicol is not often used in humans.

    • How to take this medicine?

    • This antibiotic is given by mouth two or more times daily for a total of 1.5 to 3 grams per day. It can be dosed at 30 to 100 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day in children.

    • What are the side-effects?

    • Side effects of thiamphenicol include:

      • You feel like vomiting and vomit.
      • Dizziness.
      • Stomach disturbances.
      • Allergic reactions like rash and hypersensitivity.
    • What to know before taking this medicine?

    • Thiamphenicol is not widely available for use. If you come across a prescription containing thiamphenicol, ask your healthcare provider about its safety.

      If you have kidney disease or a blood disorder that makes your blood break down easily, you should not take this drug.

      If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider before using it.

      Always tell your healthcare provider when you have another condition before starting a new medicine.