Ocupol Ointment

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₹7.63/Ointment
5 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Ocupol Ointment

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Uses of Chloramphenicol Topical

Chloramphenicol Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of the ear and eyes.
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Side effects of Chloramphenicol Topical

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Burning sensation, Stinging sensation.

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How to use Chloramphenicol Topical

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Ocupol Ointment works

Chloramphenicol topical is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Ocupol Ointment

Warnings
Special precautions for Ocupol Ointment
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
SAFE
Ocupol Ointment is safe to use during pregnancy.

Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
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Lactation
Ocupol Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. L
imited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Ocupol Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a shor
t time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Ocupol Ointment is probably safe to use in patients with kid
ney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ocupol Ointment may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Ocupol
Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ocupol Ointment

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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