What are Optrex eye drops for infected eyes used for?
Optrex drops for infected eyes are used to treat bacterial infections that affect the outer surface of thee eye.
Adults, children aged 2 years and over and elderly
One drop instilled into the infected eye every 2 hours for the first 48 hours and 4 hourly thereafter. To be used during waking hours only. The course of treatment is 5 days.
Treatment should continue for 5 days even if symptoms improve.
For ocular use
Transient burning or stinging sensations may occur with the use of chloramphenicol eye drops. Serious side effects include hypersensitivity reactions that may manifest as angioneurotic oedema, anaphylaxis, urticaria, fever, and vesicular and maculopapular dermatitis. Treatment must be discontinued immediately in such cases.
Bone marrow depression, including the idiosyncratic type of irreversible and fatal aplastic anaemia that is recognised to occur with systemic therapy, has been reported in association with topical administration of chloramphenico