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CHLORAMPHENICOL 1%W/W
EYE OINTMENT
Patient Information Leaflet
Please read this leaflet carefully before
you start to take your medicine.
You may need to read it
again. If you have any further questions,
please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours. If any of the side
effects gets serious, or if you notice any
side ef
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet.
1. What Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Chloramphenicol
Eye Ointment
3. How to use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment
6. Further information

1. What Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment is and what it is
used for
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment is used
to treat acute bacterial conjunctivitis,
which is an infection of the outer
surface of eye that causes redness,
discomfort and discharge from the
affected eye. Your doctor can
provide further advice about these
symptoms.
The active ingredient of
Chloramphenicol Eye ointment is
chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic.

2. Before you use
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
Do not use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment if you:
• wear any type of contact lenses.
Take special care with
Chloramphenicol Eye ointment if you:
• are sensitive/allergic to any of the
ingredients in this product
• are pregnant or intending to become
pregnant
• are breast-feeding
• are taking other medicines
• you have problems with your blood
(in particular very low numbers of blood
cells) after taking chloramphenicol
• or anyone in your family, have had blood
or bone marrow problems.
Please tell your doctor, if you are using
this medicine and develop signs of
irritation or sensitivity.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are applying any other type of eye
drops or eye ointment before you start to
use this medicine. Your medicine may
affect their action and could alter
their effect.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without any prescription.
If you are taking bone marrow depressant
medicines (medicines which decrease the
activity of the bone marrow, causing low
blood cell counts) such as azathioprine or
are receiving chemotherapy, seek the
advice of your doctor or pharmacist
before using this product.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment should
not be used by pregnant women or
women who are breast-feeding unless
necessary. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should discuss this with your
doctor before you start to apply the
ointment.
Driving and using machines
Do not drive or operate machines if you
have blurred vision after using
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment. You
should wait until this clears before driving
or using machines.

3. How to use Chloramphenicol
Eye Ointment
Always use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose for adults, children and
infants of all age groups is as follows:
A small amount of ointment to be applied
into the affected eye (every three hours or
more frequently if required), as directed
by your doctor.
Chloramphenicol may not work against
certain types of infections. If your symptoms are not getting better you should tell
your doctor immediately.
If you use Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
for a long time, your doctor may want
to take blood samples to make sure the
chloramphenicol has not affected your
blood in any way.
The contents are sterile until the seal
is broken. Do not use if the seal is broken
before first opening.
Always wash your hands before applying
the eye ointment.

Apply your eye ointment in the following
way:
1. Remove the cap.
2. Take special care that the nozzle of the
tube does not touch your eye, the skin
around your eye or your fingers.
3. You may use the mirror to help you
seeing what you are doing.
4. Place the nozzle of the tube close to
your eye and gently pull the lower eyelid
downwards and look up.
5. Squeeze the tube gently and apply
about 1 cm of ointment to the space
between the lower eyelid and the eye.
6. Close your eye for a moment.
7. Where both eyes are to be treated
repeat step from 3 to 6.
8. Replace the cap securely after use.

You must stop using the ointment and
tell your doctor immediately, if any of the
side effects gets serious or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Overdose
There is no experience of an over dosage
with Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment which
is unlikely when given as ointment. If you
accidentally swallow it contact your doctor.
If you use more Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment than you should
If you accidentally use too much or swallow your ointment, contact your doctor
or go to the nearest hospital casualty
department immediately.
Always take the remaining ointment in the
tube with the label, to enable the doctor or
the hospital to identify the medicine.

5. How to store Chloramphenicol
Eye Ointment

If you forget to use
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
If you forget to take a dose, apply it as
soon as possible, but if it is almost time
for the next dose then miss the skipped
dose and return to your normal dosing
schedule.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
As with other eye preparations, you may
occasionally experience eye irritation or
visual blurring after initial insertion. If this
persists, increases, or if you notice any
other changes, stop using your medicine
and contact your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
Sometimes, when an antibiotic is used
for a long time, other types of bacteria or
fungi, which are not killed, take over from
the original infection. This may seem as if
the original infection has not cleared up or
has got worse.
Therefore, if you do not get better, tell
your doctor at once, he/she may need to
change your treatment.
If you notice any of the following side
effects:
• breathing problems
• fever
• swelling of your face, lips or tongue
• rash with swelling of the skin
Very rare:
• bruising, bleeding, infections and weakness.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme Website
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.

Keep out of the reach and sight of Children.
Do not store the tube at a temperature
above 25 °C,
Protect from light,
Do not use this medicine for longer than
28 days after first opening the tube. Any
eye ointment left in the tube after this time
should be returned to your pharmacist.
Do not use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment after the expiry date which is
stated on the tube and on the carton the
tube is packed in.

6. Further information
What Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
contains
The active ingredient is chloramphenicol.
The ointment contains 1% chloramphenicol
which is equivalent to 10 mg of
chloramphenicol per gm. This product
also contains liquid paraffin and white
petroleum as excipients
What Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
looks like and contents of the pack
Each tube of Chloramphenicol 1% Eye
Ointment contains 4 grams of ointment.
Manufacturer
Excelvision
27, rue de la Lombardière
BP 131
07100 Annonay France
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Medicom Healthcare Ltd.,
235 Hunts Pond Road, Fareham,
Hampshire, PO14 4PJ, U.K.
PL number 18956/0005
Hard to see or read the leaflet?
Call: +44 (0)1489 574119
This leaflet was last approved in:
04/2014.
1-COLOPOM-11-GB-PV3

CHLORAMPHENICOL 1%W/W
EYE OINTMENT
Patient Information Leaflet
Please read this leaflet carefully before
you start to take your medicine.
You may need to read it
again. If you have any further questions,
This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours. If any of the side
effects gets serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet.
1. What Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Chloramphenicol
Eye Ointment
3. How to use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment
6. Further information

1. What Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment is and what it is
used for
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment is used
to treat acute bacterial conjunctivitis,
which is an infection of the outer
surface of eye that causes redness,
discomfort and discharge from the
affected eye. Your doctor can
provide further advice about these
symptoms.
The active ingredient of
Chloramphenicol Eye ointment is
chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic.

2. Before you use
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
Do not use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment if you:
Take special care with
Chloramphenicol Eye ointment if you:
ingredients in this product
pregnant

(in particular very low numbers of blood
have had blood
or bone marrow problems.
Please tell your doctor, if you are using
this medicine and develop signs of
irritation or sensitivity.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are applying any other type of eye
drops or eye ointment before you start to
use this medicine. Your medicine may
affect their action and could alter
their effect.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without any prescription.
medicines (medicines which decrease the
activity of the bone marrow, causing low
blood cell counts) such as azathioprine or
advice of your doctor or pharmacist
before using this product.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment should
not be used by pregnant women or
necessary. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should discuss this with your
doctor before you start to apply the
ointment.
Driving and using machines
Do not drive or operate machines if you
have blurred vision after using
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment. You
should wait until this clears before driving
or using machines.

3. How to use Chloramphenicol
Eye Ointment
Always use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment exactly as your doctor has
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose for adults, children and
infants of all age groups is as follows:
A small amount of ointment to be applied
into the affected eye (every three hours or
more frequently if required), as directed
by your doctor.

toms are not getting better you should tell
your doctor immediately.
If you use Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
for a long time, your doctor may want
chloramphenicol has not affected your
blood in any way.
The contents are sterile until the seal
before first opening.
Always wash your hands before applying
the eye ointment.

Apply your eye ointment in the following
way:
1. Remove the cap.
2. Take special care that the nozzle of the
tube does not touch your eye, the skin
around your eye or your fingers.
3. You may use the mirror to help you
seeing what you are doing.
4. Place the nozzle of the tube close to
your eye and gently pull the lower eyelid
downwards and look up.
5. Squeeze the tube gently and apply
about 1 cm of ointment to the space
between the lower eyelid and the eye.
6. Close your eye for a moment.
7. Where both eyes are to be treated
repeat step from 3 to 6.
8. Replace the cap securely after use.

You must stop using the ointment and
tell your doctor immediately, if any of the
side effects gets serious or if you notice
any side effects not listed
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Overdose
There is no experience of an over dosage
with Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment which
is unlikely when given as ointment. If you
accidentally swallow it contact your doctor.
If you use more Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment than you should
If you accidentally use too much or swallow your ointment, contact your doctor
or go to the nearest hospital casualty
department immediately.
Always take the remaining ointment in the
tube with the label, to enable the doctor or
the hospital to identify the medicine.

5. How to store Chloramphenicol
Eye Ointment

If you forget to use
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
If you forget to take a dose, apply it as
soon as possible, but if it is almost time
for the next dose then miss the skipped
dose and return to your normal dosing
schedule.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
As with other eye preparations, you may
occasionally experience eye irritation or
visual blurring after initial insertion. If this
persists, increases, or if you notice any
other changes, stop using your medicine
and contact your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
Sometimes, when an antibiotic is used
for a long time, other types of bacteria or
fungi, which are not killed, take over from
the original infection. This may seem as if
the original infection has not cleared up or
has got worse.
Therefore, if you do not get better, tell
your doctor at once, he/she may need to
change your treatment.
If you notice any of the following side
effects:
breathing problems
fever
swelling of your face, lips or tongue
rash with swelling of the skin
Very rare:
bruising, bleeding, infections and weakness.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not
side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme Website
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.

Keep out of the reach and sight of Children.
Do not store the tube at a temperature
above 25 °C,
Protect from light,
Do not use this medicine for longer than
28 days after first opening the tube. Any
eye ointment left in the tube after this time
should be returned to your pharmacist.
Do not use Chloramphenicol Eye
Ointment after the expiry date which is
stated on the tube and on the carton the
tube is packed in.

6. Further information
What Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
contains
The active ingredient is chloramphenicol.
The ointment contains 1% chloramphenicol
which is the equivalent to 10 mg of
chloramphenicol per gm. This product
also contains liquid paraffin and white
petroleum as excipients
What Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
looks like and contents of the pack
Each tube of chloramphenicol 1% Eye
Ointment contains 4 grams of ointment.
Manufacturer
TUBILUX PHARMA S.P.A
via Costarica 20/22, 00071 Pomezia (RM)
Italy
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Medicom Healthcare Ltd.,
235 Hunts Pond, Fareham,
Hampshire, PO14 4PJ, U.K.
PL number 18956/0005
Hard to see or read the leaflet?
Call: +44 (0)1489 574119
This leaflet was last revised in:
10/2015.

9-COLOPOM-11-GB-PV4

JOB No:

0245

DATE:

22.9.15

JOB NAME: Medicom Healthcare Chloramphenicol 1% Eye Ointment 4g (POM)
DIMENSIONS: 120 X 210 MM
VERSION NO: PV3
COLOUR:

Black

JOB DESCRIPTION:

9-COLOPOM-11-GB-PV

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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