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    Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B

    Information about Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B

    Chloramphenicol + dexamethasone + polymyxin b uses

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

    How chloramphenicol + dexamethasone + polymyxin b works

    This is a combination of two antibiotics (Chloramphenicol, Polymyxin B) and a steroid (Dexamethasone). The antibiotics work by killing the bacteria or stopping their growth. Together, they treat your infection effectively. The steroid blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy.

    Common side effects of chloramphenicol + dexamethasone + polymyxin b

    Eye discomfort, Eye irritation, Burning sensation in eye
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    Expert advice for Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B

    • You have been prescribed Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Do not use Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection. 
    • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
    • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
    • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
    • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
    • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.

    Frequently asked questions for Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B

    Chloramphenicol + Dexamethasone + Polymyxin B

    Q. How to use Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone+Polymyxin B?

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

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

    If you apply excess of Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone+Polymyxin B accidentally, wash your eye with plenty of water. Contact your doctor immediately if eye irritation occurs even after washing off this medicine.

    Q. Can I stop taking Chloramphenicol+Dexamethasone+Polymyxin B when my symptoms are relieved?

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

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

    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.