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Chloroptic Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Chloroptic, Chloroptic S.O.P.

Generic Name: chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Pronunciation: klor am FEN i kole)

What is chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic.

The ophthalmic form of chloramphenicol is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Chloramphenicol ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Rarely, prolonged use of this medication has damaged bone marrow. Call your doctor if you experience extreme fatigue or unusual bleeding or bruising.

More commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use chloramphenicol ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects that you experience.

Read the Chloroptic (chloramphenicol) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about chloramphenicol ophthalmic (Chloroptic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

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.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

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