Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol)
What is Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) used for?
Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) is a type of antibiotic that is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. It works by preventing the growth of the bacteria that cause infections. However, it is important to note that this medication is only suitable for treating bacterial eye infections, and will not work for other types of eye infections.
How should I use Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol)?
Patients who are using Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) to treat eye infections should apply it directly to the eye. However, it is essential to wash your hands before applying it. After washing your hands, you should tilt your head back, and pull down the lower eyelid to form a pouch. A small strip of ointment may then be placed into the pouch, after which you may close the eye, and roll the eyeball in all directions. You should repeat this process for the other eye, if necessary. Always follow the instructions of the prescribing physician, and use exactly as directed.
What are the side effects of Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol)?
Patients may experience some side effects as a result of using Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol), such as:
Patients should consult their physician should any of these side effects worsen, or if they experience any other more serious side effects, such as problems with their vision.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication has been associated with rare and potentially fatal blood disorders. Consult your physician immediately if you notice unusual bruising, a persistent sore throat or severe tiredness.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.