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Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone

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Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone Uses

Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.

How Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone works

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions. Dexamethasone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness, swelling and itching after an allergy or infection.

Common side effects of Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone

Burning sensation in eye, Eye irritation, Stinging in the eyes, Blurred vision
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Expert advice for Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone

  • Your doctor has prescribed Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone to cure your eye infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Use it twice a day (in the morning and the evening). If your symptoms are particularly severe, your doctor may suggest you use them up to four times a day.
  • Wash your hands first before applying Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. If it does, squeeze out two or three drops straightaway onto some tissue and rinse the tip with saltwater.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Eye infections can cause your eyes to become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Wearing sunglasses may help to prevent this.
  • Along with using Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone, give a warm compress to your eyes to get relief from itching and burning sensation.
  • Take care to avoid spreading the infection from one eye to the other, and to other members of your family. Washing your hands regularly (particularly after touching your eyes) and not sharing towels or pillows will help to prevent the infection from spreading.

Frequently asked questions for Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone

Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone

Q. How to use Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone?

Wash your hands before using Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone. To use this medicine tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone.

Q. Can the use of Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone cause blurry vision?

Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone can blur your vision for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone.

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone?

In case you use excess of Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone, wash your eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I stop using Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. Take your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How long does Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone takes to work?

Usually, Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone starts working soon after using it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop using Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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