Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking chloramphenicol eye drops.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay as long as vision is clear as eye drops may cause temporary blurred vision.
Do NOT use chloramphenicol eye drops if:
- A child under 2 years old unless prescribed by a doctor;
- You have a personal or family history of abnormalities in blood cell number;
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Do not use chloramphenicol eye drops during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor or health care professional before using chloramphenicol eye drops.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. The usual dose for adults and children over 2 years: 1 drop in the eye every 2 hours for the first 48 hours and afterward, reduce to 1 drop every 4 hours.
Possible interactions include chymotrypsin (a dietary supplement) or other medicines that slow down bone marrow or blood cell production. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with chloramphenicol eye drops.