How Long Can a Dog Be on Chloramphenicol?

Author Rodney Snyder

Posted Nov 22, 2022

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Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic medication used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in dogs. The most common use for chloramphenicol is to treat infections of the skin, ears, and eyes. It can also be used to treat certain types of pneumonia, and intestinal infections. Chloramphenicol is available by prescription only and is not available over-the-counter. The usual dose of chloramphenicol for dogs is 2.5 mg per pound (5 mg/kg) every 12 hours. Chloramphenicol should not be used in dogs with known allergies to the medication. Chloramphenicol can cause side effects in some dogs, including vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. More serious side effects are rare, but can include bone marrow suppression and liver damage. Chloramphenicol should be used with caution in dogs with liver or kidney disease. Chloramphenicol must be given for the full course of treatment prescribed by your veterinarian, even if your dog is feeling better. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your dog two doses of chloramphenicol at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much Chloramphenicol can I give my Dog?

A typical dosage for a dog is 50 mg/kg orally every eight hours.

How long does chloramphenicol take to work in cats?

Chloramphenicol will work in cats within a few days.

Can a dog take chloramphenicol and clindamycin at the same time?

The medications may be okay given at the same time, but Clindamycin should not have a bad reaction to Chloramphenicol. The Chloramphenicol may slow down the efficiency because of the system action in both of the medications.

What should I do if my dog is nauseous from chloramphenicol?

If your dog is nauseous from chloramphenicol, you may want to give them a small meal before giving the medication.

How much chloramphenicol palmitate can I give my Dog?

The usual dose for dogs is 50 mg/kg orally every eight hours.

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