2g - 5g Ophthalmic Medication Cream Ointment Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment For Babies
Product : Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
Specification : 1%, 2g, 3g, 5g
Standard : BP, USP
Packing : one tube per box
For patients using the eye ointment form of chloramphenicol:
To use the eye ointment form of chloramphenicol:
First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and, pressing your
finger gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the
lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Squeeze a thin
strip of ointment into this space. A 1-cm (approximately 1/3-inch)
strip of ointment is usually enough, unless you have been told by
your doctor to use a different amount. Let go of the eyelid and
gently close the eyes. Keep the eyes closed for 1 or 2 minutes to
allow the medicine to come into contact with the infection.
To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the
applicator tip to any surface (including the eye). After using
chloramphenicol eye ointment, wipe the tip of the ointment tube
with a clean tissue and keep the tube tightly closed.
To help clear up your infection completely, keep using
chloramphenicol for the full time of treatment, even if your
symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. If you stop using
chloramphenicol too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any
The dose of chloramphenicol will be different for different
patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the
label. The following information includes only the average doses of
chloramphenicol. If your dose is different, do not change it unless
your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the
medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time
allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine
depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For eye infection:
For ophthalmic ointment dosage form:
Adults and children—Use every three hours.
If you miss a dose of chloramphenicol, apply it as soon as
possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip
the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away
from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Precautions While Using chloramphenicol
If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they
become worse, check with your doctor.
Chloramphenicol Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted
effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they
do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side
Rare - may also occur weeks or months after you stop using
sore throat and fever
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following
side effects occur:
Itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or other sign of irritation
not present before use of chloramphenicol
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical
attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your
body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional
may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of
these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any
of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you
have any questions about them:
Burning or stinging
After application, eye ointments may be expected to cause your
vision to blur for a few minutes.
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If
you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare