Is chloramphenicol safe for cats?

Chloramphenicol is used in a wide variety of infections in dogs, cats, and horses. Unfortunately, a major drawback to chloramphenicol is a rare but very serious health risk for humans who handle this drug. See precautions. Chloramphenicol is FDA approved for use in dogs, but it is not approved in cats or horses.

What is chloramphenicol eye drops used to treat?

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. It’s mainly used to treat eye infections (such as conjunctivitis) and sometimes ear infections. Chloramphenicol comes as eye drops or eye ointment. These are available on prescription or to buy from pharmacies.

What kind of eye drops are safe for cats?

Genteal Gel, Refresh tears, and Tears Naturale are all good choices. You can flush the eye with the eye wash and then wipe the eye with a soft cloth. If you are using artificial tears, apply 3 – 4 drops in each eye and allow your pet to blink.

Is chloramphenicol used in veterinary medicine?

Chloramphenicol can be effective only against bacterial infections, and not infections caused by parasites, mites, viruses or fungi. Veterinarians typically use it to treat skin infections, wound infections, bone infections, intestinal tract infections, and pneumonia in dogs and cats.

Is chloramphenicol banned in food animals?

The presence of chloramphenicol in food presents a potential risk for human health. It is a potent, broad-spectrum antibiotic drug, which is banned for use in food producing animals in the EU since 1994. It is used in human medicine only in serious situations.

How can I treat my cats eye infection?

If the eye infection is the primary concern your vet may recommend a topical treatment for your cat’s eye such as Terramycin® or Vetropolycin®. If however your cat’s eye infection is due to an underlying condition such as FeLV or Calicivirus the underlying condition may be the focus of the treatment.

What is chloramphenicol used for in dogs and cats?

Uses of Chloramphenicol for Dogs and Cats Chloramphenicol is used in both dogs and cats to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including skin infections, wound infections, bone infections, infections of the central nervous system (encephalitis, meningitis), pneumonia, and infections of the intestinal tract (such as diarrhea).

What are the side effects of oftalmolosa Cusi?

Oftalmolosa Cusi side effects. Digestive system: nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, cholestatic jaundice, tenesmus, diarrhea, dysbacteriosis; rarely – pseudomembranous enterocolitis, abnormal liver function, increase in liver transaminases, pancreatitis. Allergic reactions: skin rash, urticaria, eosinophilia, rarely – anaphylactic shock.

What is the dosage for chloramphenicol 1% ointment?

Warnings and cautions for Chloramphenicol 1% Ointment Direction and dosage information for Chloramphenicol 1% Ointment Chloramphenicol 10 mg per gram of ointment.

What are the side effects of chloramphenicol?

Chloramphenicol should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. The most serious adverse effect in people is an irreversible suppression of the blood-forming cells (aplastic anemia). For this reason, chloramphenicol exposure in humans should be limited as much as possible.