chloramphenicol-fibrinolysin-dnase-topical ointment, Elase-Chloromycetin (cont.)
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.
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.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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