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Optichlor Sl Eye Oint 5gm

5g Eye Ointment in Tube
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Optichlor Sl 1 % Description

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

ernally 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
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Uses of Optichlor Sl 1 %

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

Contraindications of Optichlor Sl 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

Side effects of Optichlor Sl 1 %

  • Transient irritation
  • Stinging
  • Burning

Precautions and Warnings of Optichlor Sl 1 %



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

Breast Feeding

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


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


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

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

Mode of Action of Optichlor Sl 1 %

How Does It Work?

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

Directions for Use of Optichlor Sl 1 %

  • Use Optichlor Sl 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 of Optichlor Sl 1 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Optichlor Sl Eye Ointment works or Optichlor Sl 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.

Storage and disposal of Optichlor Sl 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 of Optichlor Sl 1 %


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.

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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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

A: Do not use Optichlor Sl 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 Sl Eye Ointment?

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