Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment

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Composition for Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment

Primarily used for

22.65
₹4.53/Ointment
5 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Optichlor SL Ointment

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Uses of Optichlor SL Ointment

Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment 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 Optichlor SL Ointment

Common

Burning sensation, Stinging sensation.

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How to use Optichlor SL Ointment

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 Optichlor SL Ointment works

Optichlor sl 1% w/w ointment 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 Optichlor SL Ointment

Warnings
Special precautions for Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
SAFE
Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment is safe to use during pregnancy.

Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
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Lactation
Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment is probably safe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment may cause blurring of your visi
on for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment is probably safe to use in pati
ents with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Optichlor SL 1% w/w 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 Optichl
or SL 1% w/w Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Optichlor SL 1% w/w 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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