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CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE contains a medicine called Chloramphenicol which belongs to the group of medicine called Antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye or Madras eye. Conjunctivitis is an infection of the outer surfaces of the eye. The infected eye will have redness, discomfort, itching, sticky discharge or gritty in the eyes.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver, and heart problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.
The common side effect of this medicine is stinging or burning in and around the eyes. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE belongs to an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria that cause eye infections. It does so by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly remove the bacteria but prevents them from increasing in numbers and eventually clears up the eye infection.
Always use the CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE as prescribed by the doctor. It is for ophthalmic use only. Check the label for directions before use.
Contact your doctor immediately, if you have,
Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve or worsen.
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE may cause blurred vision, avoid driving and handling of heavy machines unless their vision is clear.
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Chloramphenicol or any other ingredients of this medicine.
It is not recommended for use if you:
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have:
Use in pediatrics:
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE should be used with caution in children. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Use in geriatrics:
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before receiving this medicine.
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Inform your physician if you are taking,
If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much of this medicine, you should wash your eye with plenty of water, if any painful symptoms continue after this, consult your doctor immediately.
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Bacterial conjunctivitis|
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How does CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE works?
CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE works by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins which are necessary for vital bacterial functions. Thereby, acts against the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.
Can I stop using CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE on my own?
It is recommended to complete the course, even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving in between may lead to more severe infection and may cause antibiotic resistant.
Is CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE cause blood problems?
This medicine might lower certain types of blood cells in the body. Consult a doctor immediately if you experience pale skin, shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising or any skin infection like fever, cough or sore throat and chills. Regular blood test is advisable while using CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE.
Is it safe to use CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE for a long duration?
The medicine should only be used as prescribed by the doctor. Do not use CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE for a longer duration. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve despite using for a week or if worsens.
Can I use CHLOROSOL SOFAPS CAPSULE during pregnancy?
No, it is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
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