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(chloramphenicol) Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% sterile
Chloroptic® (chloramphenicol ophthalmic solution, USP) is a topical anti-infective product for ophthalmic use.
Mol Wt 323.13
|Active: chloramphenicol|| |
|Preservative: chlorobutanol (chloral deny.)||0.5%;|
Inactives: polyethylene glycol 300; polyoxyl 40 stearate; sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid to adjust PH; and purified water.
What are the precautions when taking chloramphenicol (Chloroptic)?
Before using chloramphenicol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; 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.
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.
After you apply...
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/2/2005
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Chloroptic Information
- Chloroptic Drug Interactions Center: chloramphenicol opht
- Chloroptic Side Effects Center
- Chloroptic Overview including Precautions
- Chloroptic FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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