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FLUBICHLOR 0.5%W/V/0.03%W/V EYE DROPS

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Composition for FLUBICHLOR

Chloramphenicol(0.5% w/v),Flurbiprofen(0.03% w/v)

food interaction for FLUBICHLOR

alcohol interaction for FLUBICHLOR

pregnancy interaction for FLUBICHLOR

lactation interaction for FLUBICHLOR

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Flubichlor 0.5%w/v/0.03%w/v eye drops 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
Flubichlor 0.5%w/v/0.03%w/v eye drops is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FLUBICHLOR

Chloramphenicol(0.5% w/v)

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
Flurbiprofen(0.03% w/v)

Uses

Flurbiprofen is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, dental pain, post operative pain, muscular pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain and migraine.

How it works

Flurbiprofen belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Flurbiprofen exerts a lasting analgesic and an anti-inflammatory effect as it reduces the production of pain stimulating chemicals (prostaglandins) by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX).

Common side effects

Nervousness, Altered vision, Anxiety, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhoea, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Increase in body weight, Influenza like symptoms, Insomnia, Ringing in ear, Running nose, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Vomiting, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

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Expert advice for FLUBICHLOR

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 FLUBICHLOR

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.

Flurbiprofen

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

Q.Is flurbiprofen narcotic/ addictive/ does flurbiprofen thin blood (work as a blood thinner)?
No, flurbiprofen is not a narcotic and it is not addictive. Flurbiprofen has no known effects on blood thinning

Q.Is flurbiprofen stronger than ibuprofen/ like/ same as ibuprofen/ a painkiller/ Ansaid?
Flurbiprofen belongs to a group of medicines called NSAID like ibuprofen. The effects of both are comparable. Flurbiprofen is a painkiller and used to treat pain and inflammation. Ansaid is a trade name of the active medicine flurbiprofen

Q.Is flurbiprofen FDA approved?
Yes, flurbiprofen is FDA approved for treating pain and inflammation

Q.Is flurbiprofen over-the-counter medicine?
No, flurbiprofen is a prescription medicine. It will be given to you if you produce a prescription by your doctor

Q.Can I take flurbiprofen with ibuprofen/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
Ibuprofen and paracetamol are all drugs that belong to the same group of medicines as flurbiprofen i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and therefore, concomitant use of two or more NSAIDs (including aspirin) may increase the risk of adverse effects. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used

Q.Does flurbiprofen make you sleepy or drowsy/ high/ tired/ increase blood pressure?
Yes, flurbiprofen may make you feel sleepy or drowsy, tired, raise/ increase your blood pressure. It is not known if it makes one feel high. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use for flurbiprofen

Q.What does flurbiprofen treat?
Flurbiprofen belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to treat pain and inflammation

Q.Does flurbiprofen affect birth control?
No, flurbiprofen has no known effects on birth control

Q.Does flurbiprofen have aspirin?
No, flurbiprofen does not have aspirin. Flurbiprofen is active molecule similar to aspirin and both belong to same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)