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Nicol0.50%

Eye/Ear Drops
Rephco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Chloramphenicol 0.5% Eye drops
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
No interaction found/established
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nicol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nicol is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Nicol may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Nicol is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the eye caused by bacteria. It works by killing the bacteria that cause t... View More

Uses of Nicol

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Nicol

Common
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Blurred vision

How to use Nicol

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the ... View More

How Nicol works

Nicol is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria that cause eye infections. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required b... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • You have been prescribed Nicol for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up. However, do not use for longer than five days without consultin... View More
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment, or if you get... View More
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Adult Dose

Ophthalmic Ocular infections Adult: Instill 1 drop every 2 hr. Increase dosage interval upon improvement. To continue treatment for at least 48 hr aft... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be required.

Contraindication

History of hypersensitivity or toxic reaction to the drug; Herpes simplex and other virul conditions of the eye or ear, mycosis.

Mode of Action

Chloramphenicol inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome, thus preventing peptide bond formation by pept... View More

Precaution

Avoid prolonged use. Discontinue immediately if local hypersensitivity reactions occur.

Side Effect

Ophthalmic application: Hypersensitivity reactions including rashes, fever and angioedema.

Interaction

Decreased effects of iron and vitamin B12 in anaemic patients. Phenobarbitone and rifampin reduce efficacy of chloramphenicol. Impairs the action of ora... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More