It’s mainly used to treat eye infections such as conjunctivitis and sometimes ear infections. Chloramphenicol comes as eye drops or eye ointment. These are available on prescription or to buy from pharmacies. The medicine is also given intravenously directly into a vein or as capsules. This treatment is for serious infections and is nearly always given in hospital.
This leaflet is about the use of chloramphenicol for the treatment of bacterial eye infections. This leaflet has been written specifically for parents and carers about the use of this medicine in children. The information may differ from that provided by the manufacturer. Please read this leaflet carefully. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again.
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