A-Phenicol Eye/Ear Drop contains Chloramphenicol. A-Phenicol Eye/Ear Drop is used for:
A-Phenicol Eye/Ear Drop is indicated in Ocular infections, Bacterial meningitis, Anaerobic bacterial infections, Anthrax, Brain abscess, Ehrlichiosis, Gas gangrene, Granuloma inguinale, Infections caused by H. influenzae, Listeriosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q fever, Severe gastroenteritis, Severe melioidosis, Severe systemic infections with Camphylobacter fetus, Tularaemia, Whipple's disease, Otitis externa
A-Phenicol Eye/Ear Drop inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome, thus preventing peptide bond formation by peptidyl transferase. It has both bacteriostatic and bactericidal action against H. influenzae, N. meningitidis and S. pneumoniae.
Ear Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics
For Eye: Adults, children and infants (all age groups): One or two drops 4 to 6 times a day should be placed in the infected eyes. If necessary the frequency of dose can be increased. Treatment should be continued for approximately 7 days but should not be continued for more than three weeks without re-evaluation by the prescribing physician.
For Ear: 2 to 3 drops into ear canal thrice or four times daily.
Otic/Aural: Otitis externa: Instill 2-3 drops of a 5% solution into the ear bid-tid.
Oral: Bacterial meningitis, Anaerobic bacterial infections, Anthrax, Brain abscess, Ehrlichiosis, Gas gangrene, Granuloma inguinale, Infections caused by H. influenzae, Listeriosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q fever, Severe gastroenteritis, Severe melioidosis, Severe systemic infections with Camphylobacter fetus, Tularaemia, Whipple's disease:
Oral: GI symptoms; bleeding; peripheral and optic neuritis, visual impairment, blindness; encephalopathy, confusion, delirium, mental depression, headache. Haemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency.
ophthalmic application: Hypersensitivity reactions including rashes, fever and angioedema.
Ear drops: Ototoxicity.
Impaired renal or hepatic function; premature and full-term neonates. Monitor plasma concentrations to avoid toxicity.
Decreased effects of iron and vitamin B12 in anaemic patients. Phenobarbitone and rifampin reduce efficacy of A-Phenicol Eye/Ear Drop. Impairs the action of oral contraceptives.
Pregnancy Category C. Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
History of hypersensitivity or toxic reaction to the drug; pregnancy, lactation; porphyria; parenteral admin for minor infections or as prophylaxis; preexisting bone marrow depression or blood dyscrasias.
Cap/susp: Store at temp not exceeding 30°C.
Ophth/otic preparation: Store between 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.
A-Phenicol Eye/Ear Drop price in Bangladesh 32.2