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Brand name: Chloramphenicol (Apo)

Chloramphenicol (Apo) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) chloramphenicol. On this page you will find out more about Chloramphenicol (Apo), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: chloramphenicol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Chloramphenicol (Apo) 0.5% eye drops solution, 10 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

No consumer medicine information leaflet was found for the pack size you selected. It may be unavailable or there may be a technical problem. You should speak to your pharmacist, healthcare professional, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for more information.

What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A bright colourless to faint yellow aqueous solution, practically clear and
Dosage Form Eye Drops
Route of administration Ophthalmic
Medicine schedule
10 mL: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Refrigerate,Do not Freeze
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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