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CORTISON KEMICETINE OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 23.66 for 1 tube(s) (3 GM ointment each)
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Composition for CORTISON KEMICETINE

Chloramphenicol Topical(NA),Hydrocortisone Topical(NA)

food interaction for CORTISON KEMICETINE

alcohol interaction for CORTISON KEMICETINE

pregnancy interaction for CORTISON KEMICETINE

lactation interaction for CORTISON KEMICETINE

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Cortison kemicetine ointment 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
Cortison kemicetine ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CORTISON KEMICETINE

Chloramphenicol Topical(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Chloramphenicol belongs to the class of medications called as antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the protein synthesis and subsequently the growth of bacteria that are sensitive to it, thereby removing the infection of the eye surface and eyelids.
 

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Hives, Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation
Hydrocortisone Topical(NA)

Uses

Hydrocortisone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Hydrocortisone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation associated with various skin disorders.

Common side effects

Acne, Allergy, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Condition worsened, Itching, Dry skin, Skin thinning, Stretch marks

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Expert advice for CORTISON KEMICETINE

Do not apply on affected eye for more than 5 days without consulting a doctor.
Seek advice from your doctor before using chloramphenicol ointment, if you wear contact lenses. 
Treatment should be continued for at least 48 hours after the eye appears normal. Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 48 hours of use.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to chloramphenicol or any of its ingredients.
Do not take this medicine if you have a personal or family history of blood dyscrasias (disease of the blood characterized by abnormal blood cells).
 

Frequently asked questions for CORTISON KEMICETINE

Chloramphenicol Topical

Q.Is chloramphenicol bacteriostatic or bactericidal/ an antibiotic/does it contains penicillin/ does it contain steroids/ treat styes?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and is both bactericidal (kills the bacteria) and bacteriostatic (inhibits the growth of bacteria without killing them) against numerous bacteria. No, it does not contain penicillin or steroids. It is used in the treatment of styes

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.Is chloromycetin a penicillin/ an antibiotic/ with the formula/ chloromycetin is a drug for which disease?
Chloromycetin is a brand name for chloramphenicol. It is not penicillin. Chloromycetin cream is used in the treatment of infections of the eye surface and eyelids

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 are separate drugs with similar action. However, they are used to treat different types of infections

Q.Is Chloromycetin the same as chlorsig?
Both Chloromycetin and chlorsig contains chloramphenicol and are available in the form of ointment and eye drops.

Hydrocortisone Topical

Q.Is hydrocortisone topical safe?
Hydrocortisone topical is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is hydrocortisone topical good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed or has an open wound

Q.Does hydrocortisone topical help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone topical relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.

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Content on this page was last updated on 31 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)