Chloramphenicol (and florfenicol)

Key points


General

Pharmacodynamics

Beneficial actions and effects

Resistance (by bacteria)

Adverse effects

Pharmacokinetics

Available agents

Chloramphenicol

  • Oral
    • No oral product is currently available in the US
  • Injectable
    • Chloramphenicol sodium succinate (injection)
chloramphenicol sodium succinatechloramphenicol ophthalmic ointment

Florfenicol

  • Oral
    • Florfenicol Oral solution
      • Medicated water (pigs).
      • Proportioner recommended.
      • Galvanized metal watering systems should not be used.
      • Turn off chlorinators while medication is being administered.
    • Florfenicol Type A medicated article (Catfish, Salmon)
  • Injectable
    • Florfenicol Injection (Cattle, pigs)
florfenicol for injectionflorfenicol and flunixin for injectionflorfenicol type A medicated article

USP Drug Information Monographs