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Veterinary Drug Antibiotic Chloramphenicol

Veterinary Drug Antibiotic Chloramphenicol
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Veterinary Drug Antibiotic Pharmaceutical Chloramphenicol Powder

CAS NO.: 56-75-7

Chemical Name: 2,2-Dichloro-N-[(1R,2R)-1,3-dihydroxy-1-(4-nitrophenyl)propan-2-yl]acetamide

Chemical structure:


Physical Chemical Properties


> 98%

Molecular weight


Molecular formula


Melting Point149-153°C
Solubility overview

Soluble in ethanol to 100 mM and in water to 5 mM

White Crystalline Powder

Chloramphenicol Description

Chloramphenicol (brand names Chloromycetin® and Viceton®) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, including those caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not require oxygen for survival or growth) and Rickettsia (for example, the bacteria that causes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever). It is approved for use in dogs but is used in cats. 

FAQ about Veterinary Antibiotic Chloramphenicol 

1. Are there any potential side effects?

Vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia (a decreased appetite) are quite common side effects. With prolonged treatment, bone marrow function can be affected. Chloramphenicol should be used with caution or avoided in animals with blood disorders, such as anemia. Dogs may experience weakness and lack of muscle coordination of resulting in difficulty walking. Cats are much more sensitive and more susceptible to experiencing side effects of this drug.

2. Are there any risk factors for this medication?

Chloramphenicol should be used with caution in animals with liver or kidney disease. Chloramphenicol should not be administered to dogs used for breeding, or in pregnant females. Its use should be avoided in very young or very old animals. Pets should not be vaccinated while taking this medication.

3. How do I store chloramphenicol?

Store chloramphenicol in a tightly sealed container, protected from light, and at room temperature.

4. What if I miss giving my pet the medication?

It is very important to give the medication at the prescribed intervals. Missing a dose can cause the drug not to work properly. If you miss giving your pet a dose, give the next dose as soon as you remember, and then wait the recommended amount of time between doses. If it is close to the next scheduled dose when you remember, maintain the regular schedule. Never give your pet two doses at once or give extra doses.

Storage instructions

Store at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.

Veterinary Antibiotic Chloramphenicol  Package: 25kg/drum