Chloromycetin is an antibiotic with a wide specter of action. This medication produces bacteriostatic effects on both gram-positive and -negative bacteria. This includes microorganisms that resist the effects of penicillins, tetracyclines and sulfonamides.
Who Shouldn’t Use It
Chloromycetin is contraindicated in the following cases:
Kidney and liver failure;
Disorders of hematopoiesis;
Hypersensitivity to the active substances of the drug.
This drug is rarely prescribed to women during pregnancy and lactation, as well as children under the age of 2. Patients in this category should be cautious about this medicine. Those who suffer from psoriasis and eczema can use it only after consultation with a healthcare provider.
Most patients easily tolerate this drug without any adverse reactions. Anyway, you should know that any medical substance has its side effects. Those of Chloromycetin can occur if:
The drug is simultaneously taken with remedies that depress the hematopoietic function (cytostatics, sulfonamides);
Radiation therapy is carried out simultaneously.
A common side effect of eye drops is an irritation in the eye area. Its symptoms include:
Redness of eyes;
When taking Chloromycetin orally, the following side effects may occur:
Irritation of the oral mucosa;
Impaired liver function;
Another adverse reaction caused by the drug is decrease in hearing and vision and taste disorders. When the medication is used externally, an allergic reaction may occur in the form of irritation, reddening of the skin and rash. Quite rarely there are side effects in the form of depression, severe headache, hallucinations, psychomotor agitation, confusion and dizziness. A newborn child may experience cardiovascular collapse during the treatment.
Chloromycetin is not recommended to be used when there are fungal skin lesions, eczema, psoriasis, with drug intolerance and porphyria. It is not recommended to prescribe the drug to pregnant women, nursing mothers, newborn children, patients with blood diseases, liver or kidney function disorders and patients with allergies. It is not recommended for those who undergo a radiation therapy, have angina and acute respiratory disease.
There is a minimal risk of overdose when using eye drops with Chloromycetin. Overdose of the drug in other forms negatively affects the myocardium, develops a breathing disorder, myocardial insufficiency, hypothermia, the skin acquires a gray tint. That’s why treatment should be carried out only under strict supervision of your healthcare provider.