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Brand name: Chloramphenicol (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: chloramphenicol

What it is used for

For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. For use under medical supervision only in the treatment of other superficial ocular infections caused by chloramphenicol sensitive organisms.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Ophthalmic
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A bright colourless to faint yellow aqueous solution, practically clear and

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient chloramphenicol

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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