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Chloroptic Side Effects

Generic Name: chloramphenicol ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about chloramphenicol ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Chloroptic.

Applies to chloramphenicol ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic powder for solution, ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, chloramphenicol ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Chloroptic) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while 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

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking chloramphenicol ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine

Some side effects of chloramphenicol ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Burning or stinging

After application, eye ointments may be expected to cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.

Some side effects of Chloroptic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

More about Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)

Consumer resources

Other brands: AK-Chlor, Ocu-Chlor

Professional resources

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