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Chloroptic

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

Chloroptic®
(chloramphenicol) Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% sterile

Chloroptic

WARNING

Bone marrow hypoplasia including aplastic anemia and death has been reported following topical application of chloramphenicol. Chloramphenicol should not be used when less potentially dangerous agents would be expected to provide effective treatment.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Chloroptic® (chloramphenicol ophthalmic solution, USP) is a topical anti-infective product for ophthalmic use.

Structural Formula

C11H12Cl12N205

Mol Wt 323.13

Chemical Name:

D-threo-(-)-2,2-Dichloro-N-143-hydroxy-a-(hydroxymethyl)..

p-nitrophenethyl] acetamide

Contains:

Active: chloramphenicol

0.5% (5mg/ml)

Preservative: chlorobutanol (chloral deny.) 0.5%;

Inactives: polyethylene glycol 300; polyoxyl 40 stearate; sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid to adjust PH; and purified water.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/2/2005
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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