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INTRODUCTION

CO EYE OINTMENT is a combination of Chloramphenicol and Hydrocortisone which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics and Corticosteroids respectively. It is indicated for ocular infection and inflammation (uveitis, allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, scleritis, iridocyclitis, non-ulcerous keratitis).

During course of the treatment your doctor might regularly examine your eye to avoid any untoward side effects. Before using CO EYE OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you have any viral or fungal infection in the eye, or other eye problems.

CO EYE OINTMENT should be used in pregnant women only if specifically directed by your physician. CO EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in breastfeeding women as it is not known if it passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

Safety and efficacy in pediatric patients below the age of 2 years have not been established. Consult your doctor before using CO EYE OINTMENT. The most common side effects of using CO EYE OINTMENT are burning, itching, mild stinging, or irritation. Contact your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF CO EYE OINTMENT

  • It is used for ocular infection and inflammation (uveitis, allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, scleritis, iridocyclitis, non-ulcerous keratitis)

HOW CO EYE OINTMENT WORKS

CO EYE OINTMENT treats infection and inflammation where Chloramphenicol belongs to antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Hydrocortisone belongs to corticosteroids which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness, swelling and itching after an allergy or infection.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply CO EYE OINTMENT as advised by your physician. It is for external use only. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CO EYE OINTMENT

COMMON

  • burning, itching, mild stinging, or irritation (application site reactions)

RARE

Stop using CO EYE OINTMENT and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe trouble in breathing, skin rash or hives)
  • local irritation  

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
Monitoring required

CO EYE OINTMENT should be used in pregnant women only if specifically directed by your physician. Consult your doctor before using.

BREASTFEEDING
Consult your doctor

CO EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in breastfeeding women as it is not known if it passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Use with Caution

Your vision may be blurred for a few minutes after using CO EYE OINTMENT. Do not drive or operate machinery until you can see clearly again.

ALLERGY
Contraindicated

Do not use CO EYE OINTMENT if you are allergic to Chloramphenicol or Hydrocortisone or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

CO EYE OINTMENT is not recommended for use if you:

  • have viral or fungal eye infection

Use in Pediatrics:

Safety and efficacy in pediatric patients below the age of 2 years have not been established. Consult your doctor before using CO EYE OINTMENT.

Use in Geriatrics:

Your doctor will prescribe the right dose of CO EYE OINTMENT depending on your age, body weight and severity of infection.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using CO EYE OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you are using, have used, or might use any other medicine, including prescription, non-prescription or any herbal medicine.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much of CO EYE OINTMENT, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage includes increased redness of the eye.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Chloramphenicol, Hydrocortisone
Pharmacological Category :   Antibiotics, Corticosteroids
Therapeutic Indication :   Eye infection and Inflammation
Dosage Forms :   Eye ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep CO EYE OINTMENT out of reach of children
  • Store below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT CO EYE OINTMENT

Q: Can I stop using CO EYE OINTMENT?

A: Do not stop using CO EYE OINTMENT unless your doctor advises you to stop. If there is no improvement within two days of starting treatment, stop using and consult your doctor.

Q: How do I use CO EYE OINTMENT?

A: Use CO EYE OINTMENT exactly as directed by your physician. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Tilt your head back and gently pull down your lower eyelid and look up. Gently squeeze a small amount of medicine along the inside of the lower eyelid, taking care that the tip does not touch your eye or eyelashes. Blink your eyes to spread the medicine evenly. Do not rub your eyes and wipe away any excess medicine with a clean tissue. Take care that the tip does not touch your fingers.

Q: Can I wear contact lens while using CO EYE OINTMENT?

A: Contact lenses should not be worn until your condition is resolved. Ask your doctor about wearing contact lenses while using CO EYE OINTMENT.

Q: Can CO EYE OINTMENT be used in breastfeeding women?

A: CO EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in breastfeeding women as it is not known if it passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

Q: Can CO EYE OINTMENT be used on infants?

A: Safety and efficacy in pediatric patients below the age of 2 years have not been established. Consult your doctor before using CO EYE OINTMENT.

Q: Can CO EYE OINTMENT be used for inflammation of eyelid?

A: Yes. CO EYE OINTMENT is highly effective for the treatment of blepharitis (inflammation of eyelid) due to excellent penetration of eye tissue. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

REFERENCES

1. Sandoz Canada Inc. Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone. [Revised in June 2018] [Accessed on 24th May 2022] https://www.sandoz.ca/sites/www.sandoz.ca/files/Pentamycetin-Product-Monograph.pdf

2. Tubilux Pharma S.P.A. Chloramphenicol. [Revised in August 2020] [Accessed on 24th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9770.pdf

3. Sunways. Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone. [Accessed on 24th May 2022] http://www.sunways.com/Products/SunwaysProducts/Chlorosun-H.html

4. Pharmtak Ophthalmics (I) Pvt. Ltd. Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone. [Accessed on 24th May 2022] https://www.pharmtakindia.com/product/takchlor-c-eye-ear-oint/

5. TEVA UK Limited. Hydrocortisone. [Revised in August 2021] [Accessed on 24th May 2022] https://products.tevauk.com/mediafile/id/51489.pdf

6. Raymed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Chloramphenicol + Hydrocortisone. [Accessed on 24th May 2022] http://www.raymedindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Retichlor-H.jpg

7. American Academy of Opthalmology. Inflammation. [Accessed on 24th May 2022] https://www.aao.org/eye-health/symptoms/inflammation

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    CHLORAMPHENICOL 10 mg+HYDROCORTISONE 5 mg
    Hsn Code
    30032000
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