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Chloramphenicol+ Hydrocortisone

Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone

Uses

This medication contains an antibiotic that helps prevent or treat an infection and a steroid which reduces inflammation. It is used in the treatment of various eye (ophthalmic) or ear (otic) conditions. Do not use chloramphenicol if safer, effective medications can be used.

How to use

 For best results, this medication must be used as directed, usually 2 to 3 times a day. Do not apply this more often or continue using this for longer than prescribed. Apply to the affected EYE(s) as follows: Wash hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the tube's tip or let it touch your eye. Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place tube directly over eye and squeeze a small amount into the pouch. Gently roll your eye for 1 to 2 minutes to spread the ointment. Do not rub the eye. Wipe away any excess medication. Wash hands after use. If you are using another kind of eye medication, wait at least five minutes before applying the other medications. Apply to the affected EAR(s) as follows: Wash hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the tube or let it touch your ear. Squeeze a small amount of the ointment onto the outer portion of the ear and gently spread it to the inner ear and surrounding area where the infection resides. Wash hands after use.

How chloramphenicol + hydrocortisone works

This is a combination of two medicines: Chloramphenicol and Hydrocortisone.   Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness, swelling and itching after an allergy or infection.

Side Effects

Temporary blurred vision, burning, stinging, or redness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

If using this medication for your eyes, tell your doctor right away of any vision changes/eye problems.

If using this medication for your ears, tell your doctor right away of any hearing changes.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to chloramphenicol or hydrocortisone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:

  • an eye infection due to a virus (e.g., herpes, varicella)
  • another type of eye infection (e.g., tuberculosis, fungus)
  • history of a bad reaction to chloramphenicol
  • a ruptured eardrum (if treating the ears)

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:

  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • anemia (low red blood cells)
  • radiation therapy
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