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ATC codes: J01BA01
EMLc
Indication
Bacterial infection of unspecified site ICD11 code: 1C81
INN
Chloramphenicol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
List type
Core Oily suspension for injection formulation is only for the presumptive treatment of epidemic meningitis in children older than 2 years and in adults.
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 1 g in vial powder for injection (sodium succinate)
Parenteral > General injections > IM: 500 mg in 2 mL ampoule oily suspension for injection
Oral > Liquid: 150 mg per 5 mL (as palmitate)
Oral > Solid: 250 mg capsule
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1984 (TRS 722)
Changed in 1993 (TRS 850)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Removed in 2017 (TRS 1006)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
As part of the comprehensive review of antibacterials undertaken by the Expert Committee in 2017, listing of chloramphenicol was reviewed and specific indications for its use were recommended. Refer to the 2017 recommendation(s) for chloramphenicol for more information.