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What are the side effects of chloramphenicol sodium succinate?

Possible side effects of chloramphenicol sodium succinate include headaches, diarrhea and a bitter taste in the mouth. Serious side effects may include:

  • weakness in the extremities
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • numbness
  • fever
  • itching
  • disorientation
  • skin disorders, such as hives
  • sore throat
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • swelling of the tongue
  • nausea

If you should experience any of these serious reactions, seek immediate medical attention. In newborns and infants, a condition known as gray baby syndrome, a toxic and potentially fatal reaction to the medication, can occur. Symptoms of Gray syndrome include a gray tinge to the skin, refusal to feed, drop in body temperature and loose, green bowel movements. Gray baby syndrome requires immediate medical attention.

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