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  • Older adults— This medicine has been tested in a limited number of elderly people and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults

  • Other medicines— Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur

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  • Chloramphenicol should only be used for serious infections in which other medicines do not work

  • This medicine may cause some serious side effects, including blood problems and eye problems

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  • It may be necessary for you to take another medicine or to stop breast-feeding during treatment

  • Be sure you have discussed the risks and benefits of the medicine with your doctor

  • Children— Newborn infants are especially sensitive to the side effects of chloramphenicol because they cannot remove the medicine from their body as well as older children and adults

  • Older adults— Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people

  • Other medicines— Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur

  • Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially: Anemia, bleeding, or other blood problems—Chloramphenicol may cause blood problems Liver disease—Patients with liver disease may have an increased risk of side effects Proper Use of This Medicine Chloramphenicol is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals), unless otherwise directed by your doctor

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  • These changes have happened in patients taking Aptivus and other anti-HIV medicines

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  • If a rash occurs, it is usually mild to moderate, but you should talk to your doctor as you may need to temporarily stop taking either Aptivus or the other medicine that contains estrogen or female hormones

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