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Conjunctivitis Treatment and Medicine

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic ophthalmic ointment that is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) in dogs and cats.

Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment treats bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) in cats and dogs. It kills the bacteria to eliminate the infection and clear up associated symptoms such as redness of the eye, discomfort, and ocular discharge.

Benefits of Chloramphenicol:

  • Treats bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Relieves itching, pain, discharge, and other unpleasant symptoms
  • Safe for both cats and dogs
  • Helps prevent the spread of this highly contagious infection
  • Fast-acting and effective
  • Low-cost antibiotic

Follow all package instructions and heed all package precautionary statements.

Children should not be permitted to administer eye drops or other medications to pets.

Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.


  1. Clean the affected eye carefully of any discharge or crust.
  2. Apply a small amount of ointment into the conjunctival sac once every 3 hours for the first 48 hours.
  3. Thereafter, continue this regimen but omit the nighttime doses.
  4. Use product until 2 days after symptoms have cleared up. Treatment should not exceed 7 days in cats.

Frequency of Use:

Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment is given every 3 hours for 48 hours, and then every 3 hours except at night.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment at controlled room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It rapidly works to inhibit the growth of a number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus hemolyticus. In the topical form of Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment, this medication treats bacterial conjunctivitis.


Keep Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment is intended for use in cats and dogs. Do not administer to other species. Do not use in any animal for which it was not prescribed.

For external use only.

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Treatment in cats should not exceed 7 consecutive days. Prolonged use can cause blood dyscrasias.

If your pet's condition becomes worse or does not improve within a few days, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.

The duration of chloramphenicol's presence in tissue and milk has not been determined.

Do not use on any animal intended for consumption, or any animal that produces meat, milk, or eggs.

Do not use with other eye medications unless explicitly told to do so by your veterinarian. Consult your veterinarian before concomitantly giving your pet any other drug or supplement during therapy with Chloramphenicol 1% Ophthalmic Ointment.

The susceptibility of bacteria should be determined prior to treatment.

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