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Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment (Canada)

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Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment

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Manufacturer: Vétoquinol

Chloramphenicol Ophthalmic Ointment, USP


DIN 00516422


Active Ingredient

Chloramphenicol 10 mg per gram of ointment.

ACTIONS: Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic providing rapid clinical response and having therapeutic activity against susceptible strains of a number of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus haemolyticus.

Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment Indications

For the topical treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis in dogs and cats caused by pathogens susceptible to Chloramphenicol.

CONTAINDICATIONS: Chloramphenicol products must not be used in meat, egg or milk producing animals. The length of time that residues persist in milk or tissues has not been determined.

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION: Application of the ointment should be preceded by cleansing to remove discharge and crusts. For the first 48 hours, ointment should be applied frequently, that is every 3 to 4 hours, after which 3 to 4 applications per day are recommended. A small amount of ointment should be placed in the lower conjunctival sac. Treatment should be continued for two days after eye appears to be normal.

Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment Caution

When infection is suspected as the cause of disease process, especially in purulent catarrhal conjunctivitis, attempts should be made to determine through susceptibility testing, which antibiotics will be effective prior to applying ophthalmic preparations. Most susceptible bacteria will respond to Chloramphenicol therapy in a few days. If improvement is not noted in this time period, a change of therapy should be considered. Prolonged use in cats may produce blood dyscrasias. Therapy for cats should not exceed 7 days.


Keep out of reach of children. Federal law prohibits the administration of this preparation to animals that produce food or animals that are intended for consumption as food.

STORAGE CONDITIONS: Store between 15°C and 25°C. Keep tightly closed.

Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc., 2000, ch. Georges, Lavaltrie, QC, Canada J5T 3S5





3.5 g


201005, 200902

12 x 3.5 g


201005, 200902

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