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Optichlor Eye Ointment

Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Optichlor Eye Ointment

Primary uses of Optichlor Eye Ointment

Bacterial eye infections
MRP
23.5
5 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Optichlor Eye Ointment

Uses of Optichlor Eye Ointment

Optichlor Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.

Optichlor Eye Ointment side effects

Common

Side Effect of Optichlor is Eye irritation.

How to use Optichlor Eye Ointment

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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Optichlor Eye Ointment works

Optichlor Eye Ointment is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria that cause eye infections. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly kill the bacteria, but prevents them from increasing in numbers, and eventually clears up the eye infection.
In Depth Information on Optichlor Eye Ointment

Expert advice for Optichlor Eye Ointment

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
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Optichlor Eye Ointment related warnings

Special precautions for Optichlor Eye Ointment
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Optichlor Eye 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Optichlor Eye Ointment is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Optichlor Eye Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Frequently asked questions about Optichlor Eye Ointment

Frequently asked questions about Chloramphenicol
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.
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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Optichlor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Optichlor with Iron
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Iron: Ansurose, Farus, Feryz, Swi FE, Herfem S, FE 10, Roseus
Optichlor with Methylcobalamin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Methylcobalamin: Altimic, Actovis Plus, Mycovit-OD, Nurolim, Mecoz, Neurowel, Neuropat, Oxynerve, Ribcobal, Mecoffin
Optichlor with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb
Optichlor with Tacrolimus
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tacrolimus: Imunotac, Emgraf, Taclicept, Pangraf, Tacsant, Tacloran, Rengraf, Vingraf
Optichlor with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral
Optichlor with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
Optichlor with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Optichlor with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom
Optichlor with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Epicare, Neptoin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Paracetamol / Acetaminophen: Vandol, Tempsol, Infumol, Masmol, Crocimax, Azomol, Pyro, Achmol, Leximol, Jeevpar
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