Per mL Chloramphenicol 5 mg, dexamethasone Na phosphate 1 mg
Acute & chronic keratitis & conjuctivitis of an infectious, allergic but nonviral nature. Anterior uvea infections (iritis, iridocyclitis). Skleritis, episcleritis & myositis. Sympathic ophthalmia. Post-op management of cataract, glaucoma & strabismus.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Instill 1 drop into conjunctival sac 3-5 times daily for up to 10 days. Acute case Up to 1 drop/hr.
Hypersensitivity. Corneal lesions due to non-bacterial infections & ulcerative processes. Herpes simplex & other viral infections. Mycosis & other fungal infections. Severe blood disorders due to bone marrow depression & hepatic dysfunction. Family history of bone marrow depression. Pregnancy & lactation.
Corticosteroids may mask, activate or aggravate eye infection. Local use of dexamethasone over prolonged period may lead in some cases to secondary glaucoma & development of complicated cataract. Possibility of inducing corneal abscess, fungal keratopathy or glaucoma. Childn.
Itching, redness, swelling, foreign body sensation or other sign of irritation not present before therapy. Ocular burning or stinging upon drug instillation & blurred vision, elevation of IOP, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection following suppression of host response; delayed wound healing & corneal thinning &/or globe perforation may occur. Ptosis & mydriasis. Dysgeusia.
Penicillins, cephalosporins, gentamicin, tetracyclines, polymyxin B, vancomycin or sulfadiazine, drugs which have an adverse effect on hematopoiesis, sulfonylureas, coumarin derivatives, hydantoins & methotrexate.