Chloramphenicol (Generic) Tablets for Dogs

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Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic prescribed to treat many common bacterial infections including urinary tract infections as well as skin and respiratory tract infections in dogs. This medication may also help treat enteritis (inflammation of the intestine) that's caused by specific types of bacteria. Customers may receive this drug under the names Chloromycetin, Viceton.


Chloramphenicol is indicated for the oral treatment of specific bacterial pulmonary infections, bacterial infections of the urinary tract, bacterial inflammation of the intestine, and bacterial infections associated with canine distemper.

Possible Side Effects

Not intended for use with dogs who intend to breed. Some experiments indicate that this drug can cause, particularly females, significant disorders in morphology as well as in function of the gonads.

Drug & Food Interactions

Chloramphenicol should not be administered simultaneously with penicillin or streptomycin.


This antibiotic contains a chemical structure (nitrobenzene group) that is characteristic of a group of drugs long known to depress hematopoietic activity of the bone marrow.

NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Chloromycetin, Viceton.

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  • Dosage Measure

    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

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  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Chloromycetin, Viceton

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  • Health Condition

    Skin Infections, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

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Recommended Dosage

Dogs should be given 25 mg/lb body weight every 6 hours for oral administration.

Storage Instructions

Store in a dry place at or below 77°F.


What is Chloramphenicol Tablets?

Chloramphenicol Tablets are an oral antibiotic for cats and dogs, used to treat many common bacterial infections (ex. urinary tract, skin and respiratory tract infections).

What are the benefits of Chloramphenicol Tablets?

Treats common bacterial infections. Treats enteritis caused by susceptible microorganisms. Formulated for dogs.

How is this medication given?

25 mg/lb body weight every 6 hours for oral administration.

How does this medication work?

Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic shown to have specific therapeutic activity against a wide variety of organisms. At low concentrations, chloramphenicol has a bacteriostatic effect on a wide range of pathogenic organisms, including many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, several rickettsiae and certain largeviruses and Mycoplasma.

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