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    Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone

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    Chloramphenicol + hydrocortisone uses

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

    How chloramphenicol + hydrocortisone works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Chloramphenicol and Hydrocortisone. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Hydrocortisone 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 + hydrocortisone

    Eye discomfort, Eye irritation, Burning sensation in eye
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    Dr. Radhika Dua
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    Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone

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

    Usually, Chloramphenicol+Hydrocortisone 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+Hydrocortisone when I feel better?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)