GENERIC NAME: CHLORAMPHENICOL - ORAL (klor-am-FEN-eh-coal)
WARNING: Rarely, this medication has caused serious, sometimes fatal blood disorders (e.g., aplastic anemia, hypoplastic anemia). Do not use chloramphenicol if safer, effective medications can be used. Do not use this medication to treat or prevent simple infections such as a cold or the flu. Immediately notify your doctor if you have easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat or fever, or unusual fatigue.
USES: Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
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