Chloramphenicol eye ointment is a medical eye ointment used to treat eye infection. Buy Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment today from Click Pharmacy.


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Chloramphenicol 1% Eye Ointment

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, including eye infections.

Medication features:

  • Treatment for eye infection
  • Prescription-only medication
  • Kills infection causing bacteria

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Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment 4 g Tube 1 Tube £10.99

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You can order Chloramphenicol online in the UK from our registered pharmacy. Complete the online medical assessment to be reviewed by one of our prescribers. If approved, your medication will be dispensed by our pharmacy team for next day delivery to your address. 

About Chloramphenicol eye ointment

Chloramphenicol eye ointment is used for a treatment of eye infections, specifically bacetrial conjuctivitis.

Chloramphenicol Summary Information

Type of medicine

Eye care medication


Treats bacterial infections

How it works

Stops the growth of bacteria

Active Ingredient


Directions of use

Oral capsules, eye drops, topical formulations

Available strengths

4 g Tube

Side effects

Common side effects include Breathing problems, fever, swelling your face, lips or tongue and rash with swelling of the skin



The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any eye care treatment, including Chloramphenicol.

How effective is the Chloramphenicol eye ointment?

Chloramphenicol eye ointment is a very good choice for treatment for an eye infection. These infections can vary from Bacterial conjunctivitis, Keratitis, Blepharitis, Sty, Cellulitis, and Endophthalmitis, among others.

How does Chloramphenicol eye ointment work?

The Chloramphenicol eye ointment works its wonders against eye infections with its prime ingredient, that being chloramphenicol. This excellent ingredient is a beneficial antibiotic that works by helping to kill the bacteria which are causing the infection. Because the medication is an ointment, it can be placed directly onto your eyeball, albeit very carefully. This allows the eye and the medication to synergies, and over some time of being consistent and responsible with the ointment, your infection should be gone before you know it.

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How should I take Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment? 

To use the Chloramphenicol eye ointment, you should wash your hands first. The best to avoid any type of contamination is that you should not touch the tube tip or even let it touch your eyeball. You will have to tilt your head back, look up, and very gently pull down your lower eyelid; doing so, you will make a pocket with your lower eyelid. After this, you will place a 1-centimetre strip of the ointment into the little pocket. Now that you've done this, gently close your eye and begin to roll your eyeball to spread around the Chloramphenicol ointment. Do not rub your eye and try not yo blink, as doing this will might negatively affect the process of the medication.

If you wear contact lenses, do not wear them under any circumstance while applying the medication, and when you do put them back on, thoroughly sterilise them, as not doing so may lead to further infection. If this does happen, you should consult your doctor.

You should apply this medication every 3-4 hours every day; as soon as your symptoms improve, you should reduce your usage until the symptoms disappear. If you are using any other eye medication, you should wait at least 10 minutes before applying said medication. Use this medication regularly if you want the best results; if you wish to help to remember, use it at the same times each day and don't stop taking the medication until the symptoms are entirely gone, as stopping may allow the infection to return.

How long do I take Chloramphenocil eye ointment?

This entirely depends on how one's body is responding to the medication, whether the drug is taken responsibly, the severity of the infection, whether the eye infection is entirely bacterial or not, as multiple eye infections have nothing to do with bacteria.

What dose should I choose?

Chloramphenicol eye ointment comes in 4g tubes. One tube is usually enough to treat a mild case of a bacterial infection. If your condition is not improving after 2-3 days of using Chloramphenicol, please consult a doctor as soon as you can.

What are the side effects of Chloramphenicol eye ointment? 

Like every medicine, Chloramphenicol eye ointment can cause side effects. However, not everybody will see them or experience them, such as slight eye irritation or blurry vision when you have just applied the ointment. Since this is an antibiotic, the results are not guaranteed, and thusly, bacteria or fungi that are not killed during the application period might take over the initial infection. If this happens, you should consult a doctor.

The rare side effects are breathing problems, fever, swelling your face, lips or tongue and rash with swelling of the skin; if any of these side effects do happen, it is advisable to consult your doctor.

The rarest known side effects include bruising, bleeding, even more infections, and weakness. If these side effects occur, immediately consult your doctor and stop taking the medication, as these are dangerous.

Warnings & precautions to consider when using Chloramphenicol

When requesting Chloramphenicol, make sure to inform your doctor about all medicines, including herbal supplements, that you are currently taking, especially:

  • Any eye ointments or drops, or
  • Medication affecting the bone marrow

Avoid the use of Chloramphenicol if:

  • You are allergic to any of the listed ingredients, or
  • You or your family have had any medical conditions related to the blood or bone marrow

Consult your doctor before use if you:

  • Have light sensitivity
  • Have eye pain or are experiencing vision loss
  • Have an eye injury
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have cloudy vision
  • Wear contact lenses

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Price £10.99

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2024/06/23 2024/06/24

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