Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
In the Therapeutic Number, published July 27, 1963, the communication submitted by the Council on Drugs titled "The Use and Abuse of the Broad Spectrum Antibiotics" by Drs. Edwin M. Ory and Ellard M. Yow, of Houston, indicated that the recommended dosage for chloramphenicol palmitate (p 278) is 100 to 200 mg/kg of body weight per day, given at 6- or 8-hour intervals. Dr. Yow writes, "In view of the evidence of better adsorption of recent preparations of the palmitate ester of chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin Palmitate) the current recommended dosage is 50 to 100 mg/kg/day."
Chloramphenicol Palmitate Dosage. JAMA. 1964;187(13):1031. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060260059022