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Carole in Sudbury
Mon Oct 4, 2010, 03:12 PM
This is an interesting read for thoses suffering with AA


http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/vet/faq/chloramphenicol-eng.php

Carole in Sudbury
Mon Oct 4, 2010, 03:18 PM
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/lexicomp/chloramphenicol.html



Concerns related to adverse effects:

Blood dyscrasias: [U.S. Boxed Warning]: Serious and fatal blood dyscrasias (aplastic anemia, hypoplastic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and granulocytopenia) have occurred after both short-term and prolonged therapy. Monitor CBC frequently in all patients; discontinue if evidence of myelosuppression. Irreversible bone marrow suppression may occur weeks or months after therapy. Avoid repeated courses of treatment. Should not be used for minor infections or when less potentially toxic agents are effective.