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Optrex Infected Eyes Eye Drops 10ml

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Optrex Infected Eye Drops

  • Purpose: Treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis.
  • Active Ingredient: Chloramphenicol 0.5% w/v.
  • Storage: Keep in the fridge at 2°C to 8°C. Discard after a 5-day course of treatment.

Chloramphenicol eye drops treat surface bacterial eye infections such as acute bacterial conjunctivitis.

This condition causes red, swollen eyelids and a sticky discharge which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning and the eye may feel gritty or irritated.

Chloramphenicol eye drops are not suitable for treating eye infections that have spread to the deeper layers of the eye coverings, or into the fluid within the eyeball. Antibiotic tablets or injections are needed to treat these deeper, more serious infections.

How to Use

  • Use the drops only when awake.
  • Make sure your hands are clean and dry, and the bottle seal is intact.
  • Apply 1 drop to the infected eye every 2 hours for the first 48 hours, and then every 4 hours.
  • The course of treatment is 5 days

Safety Information

  • Do not use the drops for more than five days without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
  • If symptoms do not improve within 48 hours, seek medical advice.
  • If symptoms worsen at any time, seek immediate medical advice.
  • Contact lenses should not be worn during treatment.

Please consult your pharmacist for advice on the suitability of Optrex Infected Eye Drops for you.

Always read the label and enclosed patient information leaflet.

Optrex Infected Eye Drops is a pharmacy only medicine.

Storage Instructions

  • Keep in the fridge at 2°C to 8°C
  • Discard after a 5-day course of treatment


Active Ingredient:

Chloramphenicol 0.5% w/v

Borax powder
Boric acid powder
Phenylmercuric nitrate
Purified Water



Can you use on dogs? No, this is for human use only. -- Can children use? This product is suitable for ages 2 years and over. -- Are Optrex Infected Eye Drops suitable for Blepharitis? Please speak to your GP regarding this, -- Will this help with a stye These would help a little but you would be better off with the ointment for a stye.

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Under £49.00 No weight limit £4.50
Under £49.00 Under 250 grams £3.49

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Refrigerated Items

Refrigerated items will be sent by carrier or express delivery at a cost of £7.50, with coolpacks, unless you pay for a premium for a refrigerated delivery. We will contact you prior to despatch for your instructions.

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