Viceton (chloramphenicol) Rx

Viceton (chloramphenicol) Rx

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What are Viceton Tablets for Dogs?

  • Viceton is a prescription medication that contains chloramphenicol, a broad spectrum antibiotic.
  • Chloramphenicol is commonly used for aggressive bacterial infections that are not responsive to other treatments.
  • This medication works to prevent bacteria from reproducing and growing.

Why do dogs use Viceton?

  • Viceton may be prescribed to treat diseases caused by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
  • Viceton may also be used to treat brain infections, eye infections, abcesses, and certain other bacterial infections that have become resistant to treatment with other antibiotics.

What else should I know about Viceton?

  • Prescription medication.
  • Contains a broad spectrum antibiotic.
  • Commonly given for bacterial infections not responding to other treatments.
  • Prevents bacteria from reproducing and growing.
  • Wear gloves when handling medication.
  • Chloramphenicol, the drug in Viceton, may not be given to animals that produce food or are used for food.
  • Viceton is not effective against viral infections.
  • Store Viceton out of reach of children. Viceton can be very toxic to humans.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Viceton?

  • It is very important not to miss doses of Viceton to ensure that the drug is effective.
  • The most common side effects are stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Serious side effects include bone marrow and liver damage. Cats are more susceptible to serious side effects from Viceton.

How do you use Viceton?

  • Viceton works best when given with food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
  • Viceton has an extremely bitter taste and may be difficult to give by mouth. Contact your veterinarian if you are having trouble or if your pet vomits after you give the drug.
  • Do not stop giving Viceton until you have completed the entire course of treatment as prescribed by your veterinarian.
  • Wear gloves when handling Viceton. Chloramphenicol can be very toxic to humans.

What is in Viceton?

  • The drug in Viceton is Chloramphenicol, a semisynthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills bacteria. 

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Viceton is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.

Is it important for my dog to finish all of the Viceton?

  • Viceton contains an antibiotic. Resistance is a major concern when using antibiotics. To help avoid resistance, it is important for you to use this for as long as your veterinarian has prescribed, even if you dog is looking and feeling better.