Chloramphenicol eye ointment belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. Antibiotics are used for infections caused by bacteria.
Careway Chloramphenicol eye ointment is for simple eye infections called “acute bacterial conjunctivitis”. This is sometimes known as “red eye” because the white part of the affected eye(s) will be red and/or the eyelid(s) will be red or swollen. There may also be a sticky discharge which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning, and the eye may feel ‘gritty’ or ‘irritated’.
Our eyes are often exposed to various harmful substances such as dirt and bacteria. When these irritating substances enter your eye it can irritate the sensitive cornea and infiltrate other components of the eye leading to infection. Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment treats simple eye infections and prevents other problems from occurring which could affect your vision.
For the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis in adults and children aged 2 years and over
Conjunctivitis is an eye condition caused by infection or allergies. It usually gets better in a couple of weeks without treatment.
Conjunctivitis is also known as red or pink eye.
It usually affects both eyes and makes them:
There are things you can do to help ease your symptoms.
Do not wear contact lenses until your eyes are better.
wash your hands regularly with warm soapy water
wash your pillow cases and face cloths in hot water and detergent
cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and put used tissues in the bin
do not share towels and pillows
do not rub your eyes
You do not need to stay away from work or school unless you or your child are feeling very unwell.
Speak to a pharmacist about conjunctivitis. They can give you advice and suggest eyedrops or antihistamines to help with your symptoms.
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment without speaking to a doctor.
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The price of Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment is £3.99
You can buy Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
Careway Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment but you might be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket.
How to use Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment
Chloramphenicol eye ointment is used by placing a small amount (about 1cm) in the space between the lower eyelid and the eye. Always follow your pharmacist’s instructions.
Adults and children aged 2 years and over:
A course of treatment lasts 5 days:
When using the ointment
It is important to complete the course of treatment even if your eyes feel better.
Talk to your doctor immediately if:
Do not repeat the course of treatment without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment
If you miss a dose, use the ointment as directed above and then continue your normal course of treatment.
Do not share your eye ointment with anyone else.
If you use more Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment than you should
If the contents of this tube are swallowed, contact your doctor straight away or go to your nearest hospital casualty department. Take with you the tube and container so that the medicine can be identified.
What you need to know before you use Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment
Do not use the ointment if:
Warnings and precautions
Tell your doctor if:
If you wear contact lenses, seek advice either from your contact lens practitioner (optician, optometrist) or doctor before you use this product.
Other medicines and Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, especially:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Chloramphenicol should not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding unless considered essential by your doctor, as the effects are unknown.
If you are a pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
Driving and using machines
The ointment may cause blurred vision due to smearing or stinging.
How to store Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment after the expiry date printed on the crimp seal of the tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Once the tube is open use within 28 days.
You are advised to dispose of the tube once you have finished your 5 day course of treatment.
This medicine needs to be stored below 25°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. The measures will help to protect the environment.
Please read before using the product
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using your medicine and tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you experience the following side effects:
Possible side effects include:
Rare side effects include:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
What Chloramphenicol Antibiotic Eye Ointment contains
The name of this medicine is Chloramphenicol 1.0% w/w Antibiotic Eye Ointment.
This medicine contains the active ingredient Chloramphenicol 1.0 w/w.Other ingredients are Liquid Paraffin and White Soft Paraffin. Each tube contains 4 grams of yellowish-white eye ointment.
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