Chlorsig contains chloramphenicol, a synthetic antibiotic, as the active ingredient.
Chlorsig is available as eye drops and eye ointment, for external use only.
It is used to treat an eye infection called bacterial conjunctivitis, which is a bacterial infection involving the mucous membrane of the surface of the eye.
The most common symptom is the presence of a sticky yellow-white discharge with mucus and pus (or glued eyes, especially in the morning on waking). Other symptoms include a gritty sensation in the eye, redness, irritation and watering of the eyes. The infection usually starts in one eye and then spreads to the other.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or optometrist if you have any questions about why Chlorsig has been prescribed for you. They may have prescribed it for another purpose.
When you must not use it
Do not use Chlorsig if you are allergic to chloramphenicol or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet. Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction to Chlorsig may include irritation, pain and swelling in the eye. Skin rashes, blisters and fever may also occur.
Do not give Chlorsig to children under 2 years of age unless your doctor or optometrist tells you.
Do not use Chlorsig after the expiry date (EXP.) printed on the pack.
Do not use Chlorsig if the packaging is torn, broken or shows signs of tampering.
How to use it
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor, optometrist or pharmacist carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
How long to use it
Chlorsig should be used for up to 5 days or as directed by your doctor, optometrist or pharmacist.
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