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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/12/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Infections
Species: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Therapeutic Class: Broad-spectrum Antibiotic
Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against a wide variety of bacteria. Chloramphenicol palmitate is the oral form. It is well absorbed orally and reaches high drug concentrations in most tissues in the body including difficult to penetrate areas such as joints, the prostate, the central nervous system, and the eyes. Chloramphenicol is used in a wide variety of infections in dogs, cats, and horses. Unfortunately, a major drawback to chloramphenicol is a rare but very serious health risk for humans who handle this drug. See precautions.
Chloramphenicol for Veterinary Use
We can let your veterinarian know that you are interested in our compounded Chloramphenicol.
Dosage options starting at $0.19 per dose
Sterile solution, applied to the eye.
Oral medication available in gelatin or veggie capsule options.
Oil based oral suspension with a wide variety of flavoring options.
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