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food interaction for OCUPOL

alcohol interaction for OCUPOL

pregnancy interaction for OCUPOL

lactation interaction for OCUPOL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Ocupol ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Chloramphenicol Topical(10 mg)


Chloramphenicol topical is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye surface (conjunctivitis) and eyelids.

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
Polymyxin B Topical(10000 IU)


Polymyxin B topical is used in combination with other antibiotic (e.g., neomycin) and steroid (e.g., dexamethasone) medications, for treatment of infections of eye, ear, and skin, which are not fungal or viral.

How it works

Polymyxin B belongs to a group of medications called as polypeptide antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that causes the infection.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Itching


No substitutes found

Expert advice for OCUPOL

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 OCUPOL

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. 

Polymyxin B Topical

 Q. Is polymyxin B topical an antibiotic/sulpha drug/penicillin? 
Polymyxin B belongs to a class of medications called as antibiotics. It is not a sulpha drug/penicillin.
Q. Does Polymyxin B topical expire?
Polymyxin B topical does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.
Q. Does Polymyxin B topical treat pink eye or conjunctivitis? 
Polymyxin B topical may be used to treat pink eye or conjunctivitis. Your doctor will decide the most suitable medication based on your condition.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)