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Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Chloramphenicol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 29, 2019

Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop is a broad spectrum antibiotic used for treating a number of severe bacterial infections. This medication is also used to treat conjunctivitis. Its use by mouth or by injection is only recommended when no other antibiotics work effectively. It works by interfering with the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

This medicine is usually not recommended unless absolutely necessary due to its many side effects. It includes Eye irritation and Burning sensation. Near the end of pregnancy and during breastfeeding, its use is typically not recommended. To reduce the risk of side effects treatment duration should be as short as possible.

Some medicines may interact with the action of Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any anticoagulants, hydantoins, sulfonylureas or medicines that may decrease your bone marrow.

It is recommended to monitor blood cell levels, once in every two days during treatment. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine or if you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The duration for which Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop remains effective usually varies according to the intended use and dosing regimen.

  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop or other diuretics.
  • Anuria

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with condition Anuria (a condition wherein the kidney is unable to produce urine).
  • Eye Irritation

  • Burning Sensation

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours after an oral dose and 2 hours after an intravenous dose.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes after an oral dose, 30 minutes after an intramuscular dose and 5 min after an intravenous dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medication should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant. You are suggested to consult your doctor to discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop is an antibiotic. This medication obstructs the bacterial growth that causes eye infections. It does so by avoiding the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does inhibit bacterial growth and eventually clears up the eye infection.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Diabetes

    Taking this medicine may increase the blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor about your medical condition. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    Use of Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like diclofenac, aceclofenac may increase the risk of kidney injury. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration. Close monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function are necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Aminoglycoside antibiotics

    Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop is not recommended with aminoglycoside antibiotics like amikacin, gentamycin, streptomycin due to the increase in the risk of kidney injury and hearing problems. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of hearing loss, dizziness, sudden weight gain. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Antidepressants

    Escitalopram may lower the blood sodium levels if coadministered with diuretics like Ocuchlor 0.5% Eye Drop. Inform the doctor if you may have symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness after taking these medicines. Consider regular monitoring of blood pressure and sodium level.
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