Chloramphenicol 500 MG Capsule is primarily used for the management of oedema associated with congestive heart failure and hepatic or renal disease; alone or in combination with antihypertensives in treatment of hypertension.
Chloramphenicol 500 MG Capsule is known to be a loop diuretic, also known as a water pill. The drug when taken reduces the amount of salt that the body absorbs. The excess salt is then excreted by the body through the urine.
The drug is used to control fluid retention in the body of patients suffering from liver disease, kidney problems and congestive heart failure. Thus, the drug helps in the creation of more urine which gets rid of excess fluid and salt produced in the body.
You can take this medicine orally with a meal or without. Try not to take the drug around your bedtime so as to prevent the urge to urinate throughout the night. The dosage prescribed, usually depends on your age, your health and your body’s response to the drug.
In case of children the dosage is also determined according to their weight. You doctor will first start you off with a low dose to see how your body accepts the drug. If you do not develop any side effects he may increase the dosage.
Side effects are a common occurrence when you take any medication. While some side effects are quite common and disappear as your body adjusts to the drug, others are more severe and can create complications. Chloramphenicol 500 MG Capsule can cause some minor side effects like dizziness, problems with vision, headache and faint feeling. If you do experience dizziness, ensure that you move slowly to avoid any accidents.
Chloramphenicol 500 MG Capsule can result in severe dehydration as it creates the need to urinate frequently. Very rarely do patients suffer from an allergic reaction to Chloramphenicol 500 MG Capsule. But if it does occur consult your doctor and get the treatment done.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.