Tablets: infectious and inflammatory diseases caused by microorganisms sensitive to the drug: typhoid fever, paratyphoid, yersiniosis, brucellosis, shigellosis, salmonellosis, tularemia, rickettsiosis, chlamydia, purulent peritonitis, bacterial meningitis, biliary tract infections. Drops: conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis caused by microorganisms sensitive to the drug. Solution for external use: prevention and treatment of mild bacterial skin lesions caused by microorganisms sensitive to the drug; treatment of skin ulcers, as well as surface infections of the external auditory canal, chronic purulent otitis media.
Levomycetin Short description
Levomycetin drops Bacterial infections of the eye caused by sensitive microflora: Conjunctivitis. Keratitis. Blepharitis. Blepharoconjunctivitis. Keratoconjunctivitis. Neuroparalytic keratitis in the presence of secondary bacterial infection. 1-2 drops every 1-4 hours are buried in the conjunctival sac.
Levomycetin Pharmachologic effect
Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic; effective against many gram-positive cocci (gonococci and meningococci), various bacteria (Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Serration, Yersbnii, Proteus), Rickettsia, Spirochetes and some large viruses. The drug is active against strains resistant to penicillin, streptomycin, sulfonamides. Poorly active against acid-resistant bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, clostridia and protozoa.
It acts bacteriostatically. The mechanism of antibacterial action is associated with impaired synthesis of proteins of microorganisms.
Drug resistance to the drug develops relatively slowly, while, as a rule, cross-resistance to other chemotherapeutic agents does not occur.
Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases of the eye:
Levomycetin Dosage and administration
The drug is instilled into the conjunctival sac, 1 drop 3-4 times / day.
If the patient takes the drug at his discretion, then it is not recommended to use more than three days without consulting a doctor.
Perhaps the development of allergic reactions.
– oppression of blood formation;
– skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, fungal diseases);
– newborn children;
– individual intolerance to the drug.
Interaction with other drugs
To prevent an increase in the inhibitory effect on hematopoiesis, the combined use with sulfonamide drugs is not recommended.
List B. Keep out of the reach of children, protected from light, at a temperature not exceeding 30 ° C. Shelf life is 2 years. After opening the bottle, use the solution for 30 days.
Active ingredient: chloramphenicol – 2.5 mg.
Excipients: boric acid – 20.00 mg, purified water – up to 1.0 ml.
There is some information about the development of bone marrow hypoplasia after the use of ophthalmic forms (in the course of treatment, systematic monitoring of the peripheral blood picture is necessary).
There are no data on drug overdose.