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U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Non-Mandatory Form) Form Approved OMB No. 1218-0072

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements. IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List)

Viceton Tablets

Note: Blank spaces are not permitted. If any item is not applicable, or no information is available, the space must be marked to indicate that.

(all sizes)

(Chloramphenicol) Section I Manufacturer's Name

Emergency Telephone Number

Bimeda, Inc.

800-424-9300 (Chemtrec Service)

Address (Number, Street, City, State and ZIP Code)

Telephone Number for Information

One Tower Lane, Suite 2250 Oakbrook Terrace Tower Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Date Prepared

February 28, 2006 Signature of Preparer (optional)

Section II - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information COMPOSITION: Antibiotic Hazardous Components (Specific Chemical Identity, Common Name(s)















Magnesium Stearate



Other Limits Recommended

% (Optional)

Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics Boiling Point


Specific Gravity (H20 = 1)


Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.)


Melting Point


Vapor Density (AIR = 1)


Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1)


Solubility in Water Unknown Appearance and Odor Round, yellow tablet, no odor.

Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Flash Point (Method Used) N/A

Flammable Limits N/A



Extinguishing Media Water spray, foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical powder. Special Fire Fighting Procedures Firefighter should use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards This material like most material in power form is capable of creating a dust explosion.

(Reproduce locally) OSHA 174, Sept. 1985

Section V - Reactivity Data Stability


Conditions to Avoid


None Known


Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)

Acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrates and oxidizing agents. Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts

Toxic fumes: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrogen chloride gas. Hazardous Polymerization

May Occur Will Not Occur

Conditions to Avoid


Section VI - Health Hazard Data Eyes?

Route(s) of Entry:


May cause irritation


May be harmful


May be harmful

May be harmful

Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic) SEE “EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE BELOW� Carcinogenicity:


IARC Monographs?

OSHA Regulated?

Carcinogen Signs and Symptoms of Exposure Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. May cause eye and skin irritation. Material may be irritating to mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure None Listed. Emergency and First Aid Procedures In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention if irritation develops. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of eye contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating eyelids with fingers. Seek prompt medical attention if irritation persists. Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If not breathing, administer artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Ingestion: If ingested, wash mouth out with water, call a physician.

Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots and heavy chemical resistant gloves. Sweep up. Place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area. Wash spill site after material pick-up is complete. Waste Disposal Method Dispose of unused drug in accordance with local, state or federal regulations. Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing Avoid inhalation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Wash thoroughly after handling. Store in cool, dry place. Other Precautions Keep tightly closed. Carcinogen. This material like most material in powder form is capable of creating a dust explosion.

Section VIII - Control Measures Respiratory Precaution (Specify Type) Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator. Local Exhaust Should be provided


Mechanical (General) Protective Gloves



Other Use with adequate ventilation

Chemical-resistant gloves

Eye Protection

Wear Safety Goggles.

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment Wear protective clothing to minimize skin contact. Safety shower and eyewash station. Work/Hygienic Practices Normal accepted practices which minimize contact with eyes, mouth, nose and skin.

OTHER STORAGE REQUIREMENT: Store in cool, dry place. Keep tightly closed. ANIMAL TOXICITY: Chloramphenicol-oral-rat LD50: 2500mg/kg. Starch-skin-human: 300ug/3d-1mid MSHA; nuisance particles. Dextrose-oral-rat: LD50: 25,800mg/kg.

The information contained herein is considered to be correct as of the date of this data sheet but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Bimeda, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages caused by the use, storage or disposal of the product in a manner not recommended on the product label. Users assume all risks associated with such unrecommended use, storage, or disposal of the product. Page 2

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