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Composition for ACE

Chloramphenicol(NA),Fluorometholone(NA)

food interaction for ACE

alcohol interaction for ACE

pregnancy interaction for ACE

lactation interaction for ACE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Ace eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ace eye drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ACE

Chloramphenicol(NA)

Uses

Chloramphenicol is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and eye and ear infection.

How it works

Chloramphenicol is a potent broad spectrum antibiotic which has activity against many types of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It works by killing or slowing the growth of sensitive bacteria. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Joint pain, Infection, Burning sensation, Diarrhoea, Fever, Hypersensitivity reaction, Grey baby syndrome, Irritation, Itching, Skin inflammation, Rash, Stinging sensation, Tongue inflammation, Vomiting, Skin swelling, Eye swelling
Fluorometholone(NA)

Uses

Fluorometholone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Fluorometholone binds to its receptors and controls the production of certain chemicals that mediate inflammation in the body, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory reactions (such as swelling, fibrin [type of protein involved in clotting process] deposition, capillary dilatation, phagocyte [large white blood cells that can swallow and digest microbes and other foreign particles] migration).

Common side effects

Punctate keratitis, Rash, Allergic reaction, Blurred vision, Cataract, Increased blood supply to eye, Increased blood flow to conjunctiva (part of eye), Altered taste, Eye discharge, Eye pain, Eyelid swelling, Foreign body sensation, Eye irritation, Increased intraocular pressure, Infection, Increased production of tears, Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Secondary infections, Eye swelling, Ulcerative keratitis, Visual field defect, Visual impairment, Eye itching

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Expert advice for ACE

Do tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions:
  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • if you have anemia, bone marrow problems, liver disease, or kidney problem.
Chloramphenicol tablet/capsule/oral suspension 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. Chloramphenicol may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine. Chloramphenicol may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Monitor blood counts and plasma concentration before and during treatment. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations in which bruising or injury may occur. Chloramphenicol may lower your body's ability to fight infection. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Notify your doctor of any signs of infection, including fever, sore throat, rash, or chills, If you are using the drug for eye infection, do not wear your contact lenses during the course of treatment.

Frequently asked questions for ACE

Chloramphenicol

Q.Is chloramphenicol bacteriostatic or bactericidal/ an antibiotic/does it contains penicillin/ does it contain steroids/ treat styes?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and exerts both bactericidal and bacteriostatic against wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria including E.coli. No, it does not contain penicillin or steroids

Q.Is chloramphenicol safe/ do chloramphenicol cause aplastic anemia/ safe for babies?
Chloramphenicol is safe at recommended dose and duration; however, in some cases it has led to rare side effects such as aplastic anemia. Chloramphenicol should not be used in children under 2 years of age and used be with extreme caution in children above 2 years of age especially who have diarrhea or a stomach or bowel infection

Q.Does chloramphenicol sting/ does chloramphenicol cause dry eyes?
Chloramphenicol eye drops/ ointment may cause transient burning or stinging sensation. It does not cause but should be used with extreme precaution in patients with dry eye syndrome

Q.Can i take paracetamol with chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is not known to have any drug interactions with paracetamol, however, it should be taken together as per doctor's advice

Q.Is chloromycetin a penicillin/ an antibiotic/ with the formula/ chloromycetin is a drug for which disease?
Chloramphenicol is a brand name for chloramphenicol. It is not penicillin. It is an antibiotic with the formula C11H12Cl2N2O5. It used in the treatment of serious infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria by killing or preventing their growth

Q.Is chloromycetin over the counter/ is obtained from?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription

Q.Is chloramphenicol and tetracycline similar?
Chloramphenicol and tetracycline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Is Chloromycetin the same as chlorsig?
Both Chloromycetin and chlorsig contains chloramphenicol. Chlorsig is available as eye drop or ointment and Chloromycetin is an oral formulation.

Fluorometholone

Q.Does fluorometholone treat pink eye?
Fluorometholone is used for treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva; relives redness and itching. It must not be used for undiagnosed red eye condition. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluorometholone an antibiotic?
No, fluorometholone is not an antibiotic. Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q.Is fluorometholone a steroid?
Yes, fluorometholone is a steroid. Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q.Is fluorometholone over the counter?
Fluorometholone may be available over-the-counter, however, always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluorometholone safe?
Fluorometholone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is fluorometholone generic?
Yes, fluorometholone is a generic name. It is available in various trade names

Q.How does fluorometholone work?
Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Fluorometholone binds to its receptors and controls the production of certain chemicals that mediate infections in the body, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory reactions (such as swelling, fibrin deposition, capillary dilatation, phagocyte migration)

Q.How long does it take for fluorometholone to work?
Fluorometholone once instilled the eye begins its action

Q.What is fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension used for?
Fluorometholone is used to treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva such as the palpebral conjunctive (a clear membrane, which coats the inside of the eyelids.) and bulbar conjunctiva (a clear membrane of the eye, which covers the outer surface of the eye)

Q.How much does fluorometholone cost?
The price of fluorometholone may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)