Chloramphenicol Tablets

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Chloramphenicol is a powerful antibiotic with the ability to kill a wide variety of bacteria.


Gloves and masks should be worn when handling this drug. Wash your hands after giving your pet this medication. If you are handling a powder form of this drug, such as an opened capsule, do not inhale the powder and use in a well-ventilated room.


- Prescription Drug Policy -

Prescription drugs can only be shipped upon receipt of an original script from a licensed veterinarian. can accept an original prescription in one of the following ways:

• The original prescription may be mailed to: 1254 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin,TN 37069
• A licensed veterinarian may fax the prescription to 615-370-8502. The fax must originate from the veterinarian's office
• A licensed veterinarian can call your prescription into the pharmacy at 615.277.5602. Voicemail is acceptable.

Prescriptions are refillable, if indicated by your vet, for up to one year from the original date. At the end of one year, prescriptions must be updated. Written prescriptions must include the veterinarian's license number, telephone number, and address. Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts the use of Rx drugs to use by, or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Prescription drug forms are available upon request.


Unfortunately, a major drawback to chloramphenicol is a rare but very serious health risk for humans who handle this drug.Chloramphenicol can cause permanent damage to the bone marrow in about 1 in 10,000 people. For these people, even skin contact can cause permanent damage. 

Because this “aplastic anemia” is not reversible, chloramphenicol should only be used when other suitable antibiotics are not available and with extreme caution. Gloves and masks should be worn when handling this drug. This drug should be used in a well-ventilated location. If your pet vomits or has an accident indoors, you should wear gloves while cleaning up the accident. Children and pregnant women should not come in contact with this drug.

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