Brand Names : Ak-Chlor Ophthalmic Ointment, Ak-Chlor Ophthalmic Solution, Chloracol Ophthalmic Solution, Chlorofair Ophthalmic Ointment, Chlorofair Ophthalmic Solution, Chloromycetin Ophthalmic Ointment, Chloromycetin for Ophthalmic Solution, Chloroptic Ophthalmic Solution, Chloroptic S.O.P., Econochlor Ophthalmic Ointment, Econochlor Ophthalmic Solution, I-Chlor Ophthalmic Solution, Ocu-Chlor Ophthalmic Ointment, Ocu-Chlor Ophthalmic Solution, Ophthochlor Ophthalmic Solution, Spectro-Chlor Ophthalmic Ointment, Spectro-Chlor Ophthalmic Solution, Fenicol Ophthalmic Ointment, Ophtho-Chloram Ophthalmic Solution, Pentamycetin Ophthalmic Ointment, Pentamycetin Ophthalmic Solution, Sopamycetin Ophthalmic Ointment, Sopamycetin Ophthalmic Solution
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For chloramphenicol,
the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to chloramphenicol. Also tell your health care professional
if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives.
Pregnancy - Chloramphenicol ophthalmic preparations have not
been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - Chloramphenicol ophthalmic preparations have not
been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult
patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of this medicine
in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of this medicine in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter