Chloramphenicol

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Chloramphenicol (chloramphenicol systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antibiotics and is used to treat Anthrax, Bacterial Infection, Brucellosis, Cholera, Glanders, Meningitis, Ornithosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Rabbit Fever and Rickettsial Infection.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D06AX02,D10AF03,G01AA05,J01BA01,S01AA01,S02AA01,S03AA08

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000056-75-7

Chemical Formula

C11-H12-Cl2-N2-O5

Molecular Weight

323

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial

Chemical Name

Acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N-[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)-2-(4-nitrophenyl)ethyl]-, [R-(R*,R*)]-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Chloramphenicol (OS: BAN)
  • Chloramphénicol (OS: DCF)
  • Cloramfenicolo (OS: DCIT)
  • CN 3005 (IS)
  • Juvamycetin (IS)
  • Mediamycetin (IS)
  • Chloramphenicol (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Chloramphénicol (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloramphenicolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chloramphenicol Palmitate (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Detreopal (IS)
  • Chloramphénicol (palmitate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloramphenicol Palmitate (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Chloramphenicol palmitate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloramphenicoli palmitas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chloramphenicolpalmitat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • CMS (IS: Parke-Davis)
  • Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate (OS: BANM)
  • Chloramphénicol (succinate sodique de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Chloramphenicol sodium succinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloramphenicolhydrogensuccinat-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloramphenicoli natrii succinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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