chloramphenicol-fibrinolysin-dnase-topical ointment, Elase-Chloromycetin (cont.)

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. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

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