Contains active ingredient: Chloramphenicol, which is a type of medicine called an antibiotic. Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it is effective against infections caused by a wide variety of bacteria.
Chloramphenicol works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. Chloramphenicol controls the numbers of bacteria causing the infection, and the remaining bacteria die or are killed by the body's immune system. This clears up the infection.
If you're just using the drops, put one drop into the infected eye every two hours for the first two days, then reduce down to one drop four times a day. You only need to use the drops during waking hours.
If you're just using the ointment, a strip of ointment approximately 1cm in length should be applied to the inside of the eyelid three to four times a day.
Chloramphenicol eye drops and eye ointment can also be used together to treat bacterial conjunctivitis. If you're using both products, use the drops during the day as described above, and apply the ointment just before going to bed.
You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up, however do not use for longer than five days without consulting your doctor.
See your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if your symptoms get worse at any point during treatment, or if you get another eye infection.
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it's important that you finish the course of this antibiotic, even if it seems the infection has cleared up. Stopping the course early makes the infection more likely to come back and increases the risk that the bacteria will grow resistant to the antibiotic.
When using the eye drops or ointment take care to not touch the dropper or tube tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the medicine with germs.
Who shouldn't use it?
Certain people shouldn't use these eye drops or ointment. They include:
• Children under two years of age, unless the medicine is prescribed by a doctor.
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• People with a personal or family history of abnormalities in the numbers of blood cells in the blood (blood dyscrasias, including aplastic anaemia).
• People who have had problems with their blood cells after previous use of chloramphenicol.
• People who are allergic to any ingredients of the medicine.
Size : 5 g / tube
Manufactured by General Drugs House Co.Ltd , Thailand