chloramphenicol-hydrocortisone-eye-ear ointment (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily blur your vision, sting or burn for a minute or two when first applied. If this continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: a skin rash, burning/irritation/itching/swelling/redness or pain in or around the eyes/ears, easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat or fever, unusual fatigue. If using for your eyes, notify your doctor of: vision changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other infections or diseases, other eye/ear problems, allergies (especially drug allergies). Avoid use if you have a perforated ear drum. 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 all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may use, especially of: other eye/ear medications. 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; do not apply it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: This medication may require refrigeration. Check with your pharmacist.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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