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Chlorodex Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Chlorodex Eye Drop is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial eye infections. It stops the growth of bacteria and helps in relieving redness, itching and swelling.

Chlorodex Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands  before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The  most common side effects include irritation and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication.  It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Chlorodex Eye Drop

Side effects of Chlorodex Eye Drop

Common
  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Chlorodex Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Chlorodex Eye Drop works

Chlorodex Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Chloramphenicol and Dexamethasone. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions. Dexamethasone is a steroid. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorodex Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorodex Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Chlorodex Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Chlorodex Eye Drop may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Patient Concerns

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Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
In new born babys (11 days)left side eye tears and waste products r coming is there any problm
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Ur baby might have eye infection. You can try eye drop tobramycin 1 drop in affected eye 4 times a day for two days.
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FAQs

Q. How to use Chlorodex?

Wash your hands before using Chlorodex to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Chlorodex. To use this medicine tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Chlorodex.

Q. Can the use of Chlorodex cause blurry vision?

Chlorodex can blur your vision for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Chlorodex.

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Chlorodex?

In case you use excess of Chlorodex, wash your eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I stop taking Chlorodex when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Chlorodex and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. Take your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Chlorodex?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How long does Chlorodex takes to work?

Usually, Chlorodex starts working soon after using it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop using Chlorodex when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Chlorodex and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References
  1. Chloramphenicol. Slough, UK: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd.; 2012 [revised 9 Feb. 2016]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Chloramphenicol. Romford, Essex: Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 2010 [revised 18 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate. Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey: Bausch & Lomb UK Limited; 1997 [revised May 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Leeford Healthcare Limited , Leo House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Dugri-Dhandra Road, Near Joseph School , Ludhiana-141116
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