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Chloramphenicol otic Side Effects

Applies to chloramphenicol otic: otic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by chloramphenicol otic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking chloramphenicol otic:

Rare - may also occur weeks or months after you stop using this medicine
  • Bluish tone to the skin
  • changes in blood pressure or heart rate
  • eating problems
  • irregular breathing
  • pale skin
  • passage of loose green stools
  • sore throat and fever
  • stomach bloating with or without vomiting
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking chloramphenicol otic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common:
  • Blindness or changes in vision
  • burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • hallucinations
  • headache
  • mental confusion
  • mild depression
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • swollen mouth and tongue
  • unpleasant taste
  • vomiting

Not all side effects for chloramphenicol otic 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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