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Optichlor Eye Oint 5gm

By ENTOD PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
5g Eye Ointment in Tube
MRP 23.30*
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Optichlor 1 % Description

Optichlor Eye Ointment is an antibiotic eye drops used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis in adults and children. It contains chloramphenicol as its active medicine. Optichlor should be used externall

y only. Avoid the use of contact lenses. Avoid touching the dropper with your eye.

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ContainsChloramphenicol(1.0 %)
UsesBacterial eye infections
Side effectsStinging, Burning or transient irritation in the eyes
TherapyOCCULAR ANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of Optichlor 1 %

  • Optichlor Eye Ointment is used for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.
contraindications

Contraindications of Optichlor 1 %

  • If you are allergic to chloramphenicol or to any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you or someone in your family ever had a blood disorder or bone marrow disease including anemia when using chloramphenicol in the past.
  • If you have a family history of dyscrasias, a condition which can cause tiredness, bruising and an increased risk of infections
sideEffects

Side effects of Optichlor 1 %

  • Transient irritation
  • Stinging
  • Burning
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Optichlor 1 %

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Optichlor Eye Ointment during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Optichlor Eye Ointment in human pregnancy. Hence, the use of Optichlor Eye Ointment is not recommended unless prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or you think you may be pregnant.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Optichlor Eye Ointment while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Optichlor Eye Ointment while breastfeeding. Hence, the use of Optichlor Eye Ointment is not recommended unless prescribed by your doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Optichlor Eye Ointment?
A:
You may experience short-term blurring of vision immediately after use. So driving or operating heavy machinery immediately after use is not recommended.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while using Optichlor Eye Ointment?
A:
No known interactions with alcohol. Talk to your doctor if you consume it too often.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have visual disturbances or severe pain in the eye
  • Your eye is inflamed and you have a rash on the scalp or face
  • Your eye looks cloudy or you are sensitive to light
  • Your black or coloured part of the eye looks unusual
  • You have a foreign body in the eye
  • You have an eye infection that keeps coming back
  • You have glaucoma or dry eyes
  • You have eye injury or eye surgery
  • You are currently using any other eye medications
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Optichlor 1 %

How Does It Work?

Optichlor Eye Ointment slows the growth of bacteria and kills the bacteria. It inhibits the bacterial protein synthesis by binding with ribosomes.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Optichlor 1 %

  • Use Optichlor Eye Ointment as instructed by your doctor.
  • Follow directions carefully & do not miss doses.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after instilling.
  • Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes with the dropper and it must be kept clean.
  • Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
  • Use the exact number of drops recommended.
interactions

Interactions of Optichlor 1 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Optichlor Eye Ointment works or Optichlor Eye Ointment itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • In particular, medicines for cancer and medicines for the immune system.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Optichlor 1 %

  • Store in a refrigerator at a temperature between 2°C and 8°C
  • Store away from heat and light. Keep away from children
dosage

Dosage of Optichlor 1 %

Overdose

In case you happen to instil more than the prescribed dose of this medicine, immediately rinse your eyes with clean water. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed instilling this medicine, instill it as soon as possible. Do not overuse this medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Optichlor Eye Ointment if I have had an eye surgery in last six months?

A: Do not use Optichlor Eye Ointment without consulting your opthalmologist if you have had eye surgery in the last six months.

Q: Can I wear my contact lens while using Optichlor Eye Ointment?

A: Use of contact lens is not recommended while using Optichlor Eye Ointment. Consult your opthalmologist for more details on the usage directions.
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OPTICHLOR
Last Updated on: 22 Jun 2022 | 02:21 PM (IST)
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