Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol)
What is Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) used for?
Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) is an antibiotic ointment prescribed to treat patients suffering from a bacterial eye infection. It operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. This can prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as swelling, discharge, or irritation. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol)?
Always follow the directions provided by your physician while using Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) to get the most effective results from treatment. It is typically administered twice daily for a cycle lasting a period of one or two weeks, but your particular instructions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Always wash your hands prior to each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, put a thin strip of ointment in the pouch formed, and slowly close the eye lid to spread the medication over the surface of the eye. It is recommended to keep the eye closed for ten seconds to allow enough time for the ointment to be absorbed. Do not stop using the medicine before being told to do so, even if your symptoms disappear, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Wash your hands after each use to prevent the ointment from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol)?
Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Immediately inform your physician if more serious side effects occur such as dizziness, depression, flu symptoms, severe swelling, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rash, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Remove your contact lenses before applying Chlorsig Eye Ointment (Chloramphenicol) to prevent unexpected complications. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, if the patient is under two years old, if your family has a history of blood abnormalities, or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. It is also suggested to inform your physician about any chronic health problems you have to prevent any problems from occurring.
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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.