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Chloroptic Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- What are the possible side effects of chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- How should I use chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Chloroptic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Chloroptic)?
- What should I avoid while using chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- What other drugs will affect chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Chloroptic)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Chloroptic)?
An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.
What should I avoid while using chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Chloramphenicol ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.
Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.
What other drugs will affect chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?
Avoid using other eyedrops or eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with chloramphenicol ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about chloramphenicol ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Chloroptic Information
- Chloroptic Drug Interactions Center: chloramphenicol opht
- Chloroptic Side Effects Center
- Chloroptic FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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