Medicine Overview of Optichlor Eye Ointment
Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used in infections of the ear and eyes.
Burning sensation, Stinging sensation.
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 tube close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
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Optichlor Eye Ointment related warnings
No interaction found
Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Optichlor 1% w/w Eye Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Optichlor Eye Ointment
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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