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About Dexamethasone+Chloramphenicol

For steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteriod is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists. For inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of steroid use in certain infective conjunctivitis is accepted to obtain a diminution in oedema and inflammation. For chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation or thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies. It is also effective postoperatively.


It is contraindicated in fungal, viral, tuberculous and other infections of the eye and in glaucoma. It is also contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to any component of this product. The use of anti-infective and steroid is always contraindicated after uncomplicated removal of a corneal foreign body.

Dexamethasone / Chloramphenicol Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Dexamethasone / Chloramphenicol. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bradycardia
  • Acne
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Fluid retention
  • Abdominal distention
  • Muscle weakness
  • Convulsions
  • Depression


Before using Dexamethasone / Chloramphenicol, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

Avoid repeated courses

Avoid situations in which bruising or injury may occur

Call doctor if you experience signs of infection

Check blood sugar levels closely

Concomitant use with other drugs that cause bone marrow depression

Consult your doctor in case you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation or dietary supplement, allergies to medicines or foods, have anemia, bone marrow problems, liver disease, kidney problem

Do not stop using dexamethasone suddenly

Do not use it if you have a fungal infection, stomach or duodenal ulcer, kidney or liver problems

Do not use this medication for mild infections

Pregnancy & Lactation

US FDA Pregnancy category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Caution should be exercised when Dexamethasone ophthalmic solution is administered to a nursing woman.

Storage Conditions

Store below 25° C preferably in a refrigerator; do not freeze, away from light. Keep out of reach of children.