Dexamethasone is generally used in treatment of allergy symptoms, asthma, cancer, eye disorders, nephrotic syndrome, rheumatic disorder, severe allergic reactions and skin disorders Polymyxin B is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections. Chloramphenicol is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics cannot be used.
Injection site pain
Injection site reactions (pain
Stinging in the eyes
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Dexamethasone, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Dexamethasone is to be taken with food. Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer. Chloramphenicol is meant for external use only.Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How it works
Dexamethasone is a steroid. It blocks the production of some chemical messengers that cause inflammation, redness, swlling & other allergies in the body thereby improving the condition. Polymyxin B is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. It stops the growth of bacteria by preventing supply of essential proteins required by them to carry out their functions resulting in clearing up the infection. This prevents the bacteria from reproducing and does not directly kil
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Polymyxin B an antibiotic/sulpha drug/penicillin? Polymyxin B belongs to a class of medication called antibiotics. It is not a sulpha drug/penicillin
Q. Is Polymyxin B bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal? Polymyxin B is bactericidal i.e. it kills bacteria
Q. Does Polymyxin B expire? Polymyxin B does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date
Q. Does Polymyxin B treat pink eye or conjunctivitis? Polymyxin B is not used to treat pink eye or conjunctivitis
Q. Does it treat sties? It is not used for the treatment of sties in the eyes
Q. Is Polymyxin B safe for infants? It is not considered to be safe for infants.
Q. Is Chloramphenicol bacteriostatic or bactericidal/ an antibiotic/does it contains penicillin/ does it contain steroids/ treat styes? Chloramphenicol does not contain penicillin or steroids. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and has both bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects against wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria including E.coli.
Q. Is Chloramphenicol safe/ do Chloramphenicol cause aplastic anemia/ safe for babies? Chloramphenicol is safe at prescribed dose and span; though, in some cases, it has led to unusual side effects such as aplastic anemia. Chloramphenicol should not be used in children under 2 years of age and used with extreme attention in children above 2 years of age particularly who have diarrhea or a stomach or bowel infection
Q. Does Chloramphenicol sting/ does Chloramphenicol cause dry eyes? Chloramphenicol eye drops/ ointment may produce the transient burning or stinging sensation. It doesn't produce but in patients with dry eye syndrome should be used with extreme precaution.
Q. Can i take paracetamol with Chloramphenicol? As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is chloromycetin a penicillin/ an antibiotic/ with the formula/ chloromycetin is a drug for which disease? Chloramphenicol is a brand name for Chloramphenicol. It is not penicillin. It is an antibiotic with the formula C11H12Cl2N2O5. It used in the treatment of serious infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria by killing or preventing their growth
Q. Is chloromycetin over the counter/ is obtained from? It is available on prescription only. It is not a over the counter medicine.
Q. Is Chloramphenicol and tetracycline similar? Chloramphenicol and tetracycline belongs to similar kind of medicines with the same action, but their impact may differ upon individual response
Q. Is Chloromycetin the same as chlorsig? Both Chloromycetin and chlorsig contains Chloramphenicol. Chlorsig is available as eye drop or ointment and Chloromycetin is an oral formulation.
Dexamethasone is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.Dexamethasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Dexamethasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.Do not stop taking Dexamethasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
The injectable form of this drug is given only to hospitalized patients and under medical supervision.You may get diarrhea after taking the injection. This usually settles as the course id completed. Consult your doctor if the diarrhea persists or worsens.Consult your doctor if you get watery or bloody stools after completing the course.Do not take Polymyxin B if you are allergic to Polymyxin B or any of the other ingredients of the drops or ointment.Do baseline kidney function test before starting the medicine.Consult your doctor before taking Polymyxin B eye ointment/ drops: If you are taking herbal drugs or eye drops. If you are applying any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids. If you wear contact lenses. If you have thinning of the eye tissue. If you have diabetes.Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult the doctor on taking this medication.Eye pressure should be regularly checked in patients taking the eye ointment /drops especially in children.Do not drive or use machines immediately after using the drops/ointment as it may cause blurred vision.If you wear contact lenses, then remove them before applying the drops/ointment and wear them only after 15 min.
Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
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