Optrex Infected Eye Drops

Optrex Infected Eye Drops contain chloramphenicol, an antibiotic specifically designed to treat bacterial infections on the front surfaces of the eye. These drops are particularly effective against acute bacterial conjunctivitis, which is the most common type of eye infection.

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Optrex Infected Eye Drops

Optrex Infected Eye Drops contain chloramphenicol, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections on the front surfaces of the eye. The most common infection in this area is acute bacterial conjunctivitis. However, chloramphenicol eye drops are not suitable for treating infections that have spread to the deeper layers of the eye or into the fluid within the eyeball, which require antibiotic tablets or injections for treatment.

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To apply Optrex Infected Eye Drops properly, start by ensuring the seal is intact before use. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly, then remove the plastic cap from the eyedrop tip. Tilt your head back while seated or lie down on your back. Gently pull down the lower eyelid and look up. Hold the bottle tip close to your eye, being careful not to let it touch your eye, the skin around your eye, or your fingers. Squeeze the bottle gently, allowing one drop to fall into the space between the lower eyelid and the eye. Close your eye for a moment after application. If both eyes need treatment, repeat the process for the other eye. Remember to replace the cap immediately after use.

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Like all medicines, Optrex infected eye drops chloramphenicol can cause side effects, though not everyone experiences them. If you encounter allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, fever, swelling, hives, wheezing, difficulty breathing, or systemic inflammatory reactions, stop using the product immediately and seek medical help. Changes in blood leading to severe tiredness or easy bruising may also occur and require medical attention. Other potential side effects include discoloration or clouding of the eye surface (cornea) or lens due to the preservative. Additionally, the use of topical chloramphenicol may occasionally lead to the overgrowth of other non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. If any new infection appears during treatment, inform your doctor promptly. For full details refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.


Before using this product, it’s essential to inform your pharmacist if you are taking any other medications or if you have any other eye problems. If you are currently taking bone marrow depressant drugs, such as azathioprine, or undergoing chemotherapy, which can cause low blood cell counts, seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor before using this product. Additionally, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, it’s important to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

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