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Drug Description:

This medicine is used to treat serious surface eye infections. Store below 86 degrees F. Protect from light. How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Follow patient instructions provided with the medicine exactly. Hold tube in hands for a few minutes to warm the ointment. Tilt head back and look upward. Gently pull lower lid out to form a pouch. Instill ointment. Close eyes and “”roll the eyeballs”” in all directions for 1to 2 minutes. Repeat every 3 to 6 hours. Avoid contact between dispensing container and the eye or any other surface. Wait at least 5 minutes before using other eye medications. Do not wear contact lenses unless advised by a doctor. This medicine may slow the healing of injury to the cornea. Continue use until all of the prescribed medicine has been taken. Failure to take all of the medicine may prevent complete elimination of the bacteria, allowing the infection to return. Contact your doctor immediately if any of the following occur: Fever, sore throat, tiredness, or unusual bleeding or bruising. This medicine may cause temporary blurring of vision or stinging following use. Lab tests may be required. Keep appointments. Do not stop taking this medication without checking with your doctor. Do not take more medication than prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medication. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your doctor. If a dose is missed, instill it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine you have herpes, vaccinia, chickenpox or fungal infections if you are using steroid eye drops after eye surgery Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition Incomplete development of bone marrow, anemia and death have been reported following the use of this medicine. It should only be used when less dangerous medicines have not been effective or are not recommended. Chloramphenicol slows the growth of susceptible bacteria by interfering with the production of proteins needed by the bacteria to grow. Slowing the bacteria’s growth allows the body’s defense mechanisms (eg, white blood cells)to destroy them.Most severe: Serious blood disorders; severe allergic reaction. Most common: Burning; stinging; eye irritation; allergic reaction; skin inflammation; swelling; hives.

Indication:

This medicine is used to treat serious surface eye infections.

Storage:

Store below 86 degrees F. Protect from light.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition

Warnings:

Incomplete development of bone marrow, anemia and death have been reported following the use of this medicine. It should only be used when less dangerous medicines have not been effective or are not recommended. Chloramphenicol slows the growth of susceptible bacteria by interfering with the production of proteins needed by the bacteria to grow. Slowing the bacteria’s growth allows the body’s defense mechanisms (eg, white blood cells)to destroy them.

Patient Family Info:

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Follow patient instructions provided with the medicine exactly. Hold tube in hands for a few minutes to warm the ointment. Tilt head back and look upward. Gently pull lower lid out to form a pouch. Instill ointment. Close eyes and “”roll the eyeballs”” in all directions for 1to 2 minutes. Repeat every 3 to 6 hours. Avoid contact between dispensing container and the eye or any other surface. Wait at least 5 minutes before using other eye medications. Do not wear contact lenses unless advised by a doctor. This medicine may slow the healing of injury to the cornea. Continue use until all of the prescribed medicine has been taken. Failure to take all of the medicine may prevent complete elimination of the bacte

Contra Indication:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine you have herpes, vaccinia, chickenpox or fungal infections if you are using steroid eye drops after eye surgery

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Serious blood disorders; severe allergic reaction.

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Burning; stinging; eye irritation; allergic reaction; skin inflammation; swelling; hives.

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Chloramphenicol

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Chloromycetin

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Eye Ointment

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