Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment

Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment

Primarily used for

5 gm in 1 tube

Medicine Overview of Optichlor SL Ointment


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.

Side effects of Optichlor SL Ointment


Burning sensation, Stinging sensation.


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

Expert advice for Optichlor SL Ointment

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

Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
Optichlor SL 1% w/w Ointment may make you feel dizzy, sleepy
, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Optichl
or SL 1% w/w Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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.

Substitutes for Optichlor SL Ointment

Renicol 1% w/w Ointment
Klar Sehen Pvt Ltd
₹3.27/gm of Ointment
save 28%
Senzclor 1% w/w Ointment
Senses Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹4.26/gm of Ointment
save 6%
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