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  • I'd like to relate my grueling experience with this drug

    • by marnidwhiz

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      I’d like to relate my grueling experience with this drug: Chloramphenicol. I don’t exactly know how someone had thought of this drug to cure something, but at the same time give you a hell of a lot more risks! Not until I have read the insert (literature in the package) that I was made aware of its adverse


      My husband was prescribed this drug when he acquired typhoid fever.

      He was shivering from a very high fever and he took the drug as told.

      After the first dose, he felt a rapid improvement.

      The joint pains had reduced.

      Now, on the second dose, he started to feel worse again, and he became more lethargic.

      After the ...

      • third dose, his muscles started to twitch, he had upper right abdominal pain, then he started to have slurred speech, to drool, and one side of his face started to contort! He was near unconscious by the time we rushed him to the hospital! There, and it was confirmed that the symptoms were not of thyphoid fever, but
        of chloramphenicol adverse reaction! I was dazed and angry at the same time! Worse part is, after changing my husband’s regimen to another drug, the side effects of chloramphenicol continued to haunt us! Apparently, this drug also causes bone marrow depression, and so he was anemic and so felt weak for weeks.

        They should ban this drug completely!

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