Who should not take Chloramphenicol Intravenous?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • hereditary liver metabolism disorder
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • bleeding
  • liver problems
  • decreased kidney function
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • anemia due to depressed bone marrow
  • anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
  • a condition where red blood cells break apart called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
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