Golden Eye Antibiotic 1% w/w Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment
Golden Eye Antibiotic 1% w/w Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment is used to treat acute bacterial conjunctivitis, sometimes known as "red eye" because the white part of the affected eye will be red and/or the eyelid will be red or swollen. There may also be a sticky discharge which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning, and the eye may feel gritty or irritated
The active ingredient in this ointment is chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
DirectionsAdults and children aged 2 years and over: A course of treatment lasts 5 days
If the eye ointment is being used alone, squeeze a thin line of ointment inside the lower eyelid of each affected eye 3 to 4 times a day. This means that you should use it about every 4-6 hours.
If you are using chloramphenicol eye drops during the day and the eye ointment at night - apply the
- ointment at night, before going to bed.
- Wash your hands before and after using the ointment.
- Sit or stand in front of a mirror.
- Take off the tube cap.
- Tilt head gently backwards.
- Gently pull lower eyelid down.
- Gently squeezing the tube, put about 1cm of ointment into the space between the lower eyelid and the eye.
- Let go of the eyelid and blink a few times. This will help spread the ointment over the eye.
- Try not to touch the eye, eyelashes, or anything else with the tip of the tube.
- Repeat for the other eye, if affected.
- Replace cap securely after use.
IngredientsActive Ingredient: Chloramphenicol 1% w/w
Other Ingredients: Liquid Paraffin, Wool Fat and Yellow Soft Paraffin
- This ointment contains wool fat. This may cause a skin reaction around the eyes such as contact dermatitis.
- The ointment may cause blurred vision due to smearing or stinging. This will only happen for a short period after it is put in your eye. If this happens do not drive or use machinery until you can see clearly.
- You are allergic to chloramphenicol or anything else in the ointment.
- You or a member of your family has had problems with their blood or bone marrow. These problems can include a severe reduction in red blood cells or lower than normal blood count.
- The person needing to use the ointment is under 2 years of age.
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant.
- Your eye is painful (rather than just feeling sore or gritty) or you have pain or swelling around the eye or face.
- Your sight is affected by loss of vision, reduced or blurred vision or you see halos around lights.
- It is too painful to open your eyes properly.
- Your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye) looks different. It may be torn, not round, very big or does not change size in the light.
- Your eye looks cloudy.
- You have had an eye infection in the past month.
- You have glaucoma (high pressure inside your eye).
- You have dry eye syndrome.
- You have injured your eye.
- You think there may be something in your eye or you have splashed something in your eye.
- You are already using other eye drops or eye ointment.
- You have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months.
- You should not wear your contact lenses during the course of treatment.
- If you wear soft contact lenses do not start wearing them for at least 24 hours after you have finished the eye ointment.
- Other eye ointments or eye drops.
- Medicines which may affect your bone marrow.
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