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Golden Eye Chloramphenicol Ointment 4G

Golden Eye Chloramphenicol Ointment 4G

Golden Eye Chloramphenicol Ointment 4G

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Chloramphenicol is administered into the eye to treat a type of eye infection called bacterial conjunctivitis, sometimes known as red-eye, which can be caused by various types of bacteria.

Putting the medicine directly into the eye allows the chloramphenicol to act directly on the bacteria that are causing the infection.

If you are 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 for five days.

Active Ingredient: Chloramphenicol 1% w/w.

Other Ingredients: Liquid Paraffin, Wool Fat and Yellow Soft Paraffin.

For adults and children aged 2 years and over:

A 5 day course of treatment:

If you are using just the eye ointment, apply about 1cm of ointment to the affected eye(s) 3 to 4 times a day.

If you are using Chloramphenicol eye drops during the day and the eye ointment at night - apply the ointment at night, before going to bed.

The ointment may cause blurred vision due to smearing or stinging. This will only happen for a short period after it is put in your eye. If this happens do not drive or use machinery until you can see clearly.

Do not use Golden Eye Antibiotic 1% w/w Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:

You are allergic to chloramphenicol or anything else in the ointment.

You or a member of your family has had problems with their blood or bone marrow. These problems can include a severe reduction in red blood cells or lower than normal blood count.

The person needing to use the ointment is under 2 years of age.

You are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant.

Do not use Golden Eye Antibiotic 1% w/w Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment and talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away if any of the following apply to you:

Your eye is painful (rather than just feeling sore or gritty) or you have pain or swelling around the eye or face.

Your sight is affected by loss of vision, reduced or blurred vision or you see halos around lights.

It is too painful to open your eyes properly.

Your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye) looks different. It may be torn, not round, very big or does not change size in the light.

Your eye looks cloudy.

You have had an eye infection in the past month.

You have glaucoma (high pressure inside your eye).

You have "dry eye syndrome".

You have injured your eye.

You think there may be something in your eye or you have splashed something in your eye.

You are already using other eye drops or eye ointment.

You have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months.

If you wear contact lenses, seek advice either from your contact lens practitioner (optician, optometrist) or doctor before you use this product.

You should not wear your contact lenses during the course of treatment.

If you wear soft contact lenses do not start wearing them for at least 24 hours after you have finished the eye ointment.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, especially:

Other eye ointments or eye drops.

Medicines which may affect your bone marrow.

Chloramfenicol eye ointment may cause:

  • Burning or stinging sensation.
  • Allergic reactions.
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