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Chloramphenicol, Fibrinolysin and Desoxyribonuclease topical
CHLORAMPHENICOL/FIBRINOLYSIN/DNASE - TOPICAL OINTMENT

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CHLORAMPHENICOL/FIBRINOLYSIN/DNASE - TOPICAL OINTMENT

(klor-am-FEN-eh-coal/fye-brin-oh-LIE-sin/DEE-naze)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Elase-Chloromycetin

WARNING: Very rarely, serious, even fatal, blood disorders (e.g., bone marrow hypoplasia, aplastic anemia) have occurred while using this medication. Do not use chloramphenicol if safer, effective medications can be used. Immediately notify your doctor if you have easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat, fever, or unusual fatigue.

Uses

This medication breaks up and helps remove dead skin and tissue to encourage healing of wounds. It is used to promote healing of wounds and treat minor infections associated with burns, ulcers, surgical wounds, circumcision or episiotomy.

How To Use

This medication is for topical or vaginal use only. To apply to the skin, first clean the wound as directed and gently dry the area. Apply a thin layer of ointment and cover the area with gauze or a bandage as recommended. Change the bandage 1 to 3 times a day as directed. For maximal effects, the wound must be cleaned before applying new ointment. For vaginal use, insert the prescribed amount of ointment deep into the vagina once a night as directed. Do not apply this in large amounts or use this more often than directed. Wash hands well after applying the ointment.

Side Effects

This medication may temporarily cause redness, irritation, itching or swelling of the area. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience a skin rash, breathing trouble, unusual bruising or bleeding, weakness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, allergies (especially to antibiotics). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, consult your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double-up on the dose in order to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.