Chlorsig is a brand of eye drops or eye ointment containing the active ingredient chloramphenicol. You can buy it from a pharmacist without a doctor’s prescription.
Chlorsig is an antibiotic, which means it treats bacterial infections. Chlorsig is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, which is an infection of the clear layer covering the white part of the eye and the inner eyelid. Conjunctivitis usually gives you a sticky yellow-white eye discharge, especially in the morning. You can also have sore, gritty, watery eyes. The infection usually affects one eye and then spreads to the other eye.
Chlorsig eye drops or eye ointment are applied to the affected eye, usually a few times a day for up to 5 days.
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Information for medicine and pack size: Chlorsig 1% eye ointment, 4 g
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What this medicine is for
INDICATIONS AS AT 29 January 2001: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections caused by chloramphenicol-sensitive organisms.
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