Chloromycetin Ophthalmic Side Effects
Generic Name: chloramphenicol ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of chloramphenicol ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Chloromycetin Ophthalmic.
Applies to chloramphenicol ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic powder for solution, ophthalmic solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by chloramphenicol ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Chloromycetin Ophthalmic). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking chloramphenicol ophthalmic:Rare - may also occur weeks or months after you stop using this medicine
- Pale skin
- sore throat and fever
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
If any of the following side effects occur while taking chloramphenicol ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Less common
- Itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
Some of the side effects that can occur with chloramphenicol ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common
- Burning or stinging
After application, eye ointments may be expected to cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.
Not all side effects for Chloromycetin Ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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