Indications : Eye : Surface ocular infections involving the conjuctiva and/or cornea caused by Chloramphenicol susceptible organisms. It is also active against common bacterial pathogens, E.coli, Klebsiella, Niesseria sp., H.influenzae, Enterobacter sp., Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Ear : Ear canal infections.
Dosage & Administration : Eye ointment : Should be used every 3 hours. Administration should be continued day and night for the first 48 hours after which the interval between application may be increased and continued for at least 2 days after eye appears normal.
Eye/Ear Drops : For Eye- 2 drops to be instilled into the affected eye every 1 hour until condition improves or instill 4 times daily depending on severity of infections.
For Ear: 2 – 3 drops in the affected ear 2 – 3 times daily.
Chloramphenicol is contraindicated in patients sensitive to any of its components.
Ophthalmic ointments may retard corneal wound healing. So patients with corneal disease should take precautions while using this medicine.