Aristophen Eye Drops, Eye Ointment

Aristophen inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome, thus preventing peptide bond formation by peptidyl transferase. It has both bacteriostatic and bactericidal action against H. influenzae, N. meningitidis and S. pneumoniae.

Uses

Aristophen is used for Ocular infections, Bacterial meningitis, Anaerobic bacterial infections, Anthrax, Brain abscess, Ehrlichiosis, Gas gangrene, Granuloma inguinale, Infections caused by H. influenzae, Listeriosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q fever, Severe gastroenteritis, Severe melioidosis, Severe systemic infections with Camphylobacter fetus, Tularaemia, Whipple's disease, Otitis externa

Aristophen is also used to associated treatment for these conditions: Acne, Bacterial Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Conjunctivitis caused by susceptible bacteria, Bacterial Infections, Bacterial dacryocystitis, Bacterial diarrhoea, Conjunctivitis allergic, Corneal Inflammation, Eye swelling, Keratitis bacterial, Ocular Inflammation, Trachoma, Anterior eye segment inflammation, Bacterial blepharitis, Bacterial corneal ulcers, Non-purulent ophthalmic infections caused by susceptible bacteria, Superficial ocular infections, Skin disinfection

Trade Name Aristophen
Generic Chloramphenicol
Other Names Chloramphénicol, Chloramphenicol, Chloramphenicolum, Chlornitromycin, Cloramfenicol, Cloranfenicol, Laevomycetinum, Levomicetina, Levomycetin
Weight 0.5%, 1%
Type Eye Drops, Eye Ointment
Formula C11H12Cl2N2O5
Weight Average: 323.129
Monoisotopic: 322.012326918
Protein binding

Plasma protein binding is 50-60% in adults and 32% is premature neonates.

Therapeutic Class Ear Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics
Manufacturer Aristopharma Ltd
Available Country Bangladesh
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 at 11:18 am

Dosage

Aristophen dosage

For Eye: Adults, children and infants (all age groups): One or two drops 4 to 6 times a day should be placed in the infected eyes. If necessary the frequency of dose can be increased. Treatment should be continued for approximately 7 days but should not be continued for more than three weeks without re-evaluation by the prescribing physician.

For Ear: 2 to 3 drops into ear canal thrice or four times daily.

Otic/Aural: Otitis externa: Instill 2-3 drops of a 5% solution into the ear bid-tid.

Oral: Bacterial meningitis, Anaerobic bacterial infections, Anthrax, Brain abscess, Ehrlichiosis, Gas gangrene, Granuloma inguinale, Infections caused by H. influenzae, Listeriosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q fever, Severe gastroenteritis, Severe melioidosis, Severe systemic infections with Camphylobacter fetus, Tularaemia, Whipple's disease:

  • Adult: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses increased to 100 mg/kg/day for meningitis or severe infections due to moderately resistant organisms. Continue treatment after the patient's temperature has normalised for a further 4 days in rickettsial disease and 8-10 days in typhoid fever.
  • Child: Premature and full-term neonates: 25 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses. Full-term infants >2 wk: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses. Children: 50 mg/kg/day in 4 divided doses increased to 100 mg/kg/day for meningitis or severe infections.

Side Effects

Oral: GI symptoms; bleeding; peripheral and optic neuritis, visual impairment, blindness; encephalopathy, confusion, delirium, mental depression, headache. Haemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency.

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

Ear drops: Ototoxicity.

Precaution

Impaired renal or hepatic function; premature and full-term neonates. Monitor plasma concentrations to avoid toxicity.

Interaction

Decreased effects of iron and vitamin B12 in anaemic patients. Phenobarbitone and rifampin reduce efficacy of chloramphenicol. Impairs the action of oral contraceptives.

Food Interaction

  • Take on an empty stomach.

Half Life

Half-life in adults with normal hepatic and renal function is 1.5 - 3.5 hours. In patients with impaired renal function half-life is 3 - 4 hours. In patients with severely impaired hepatic function half-life is 4.6 - 11.6 hours. Half-life in children 1 month to 16 years old is 3 - 6.5 hours, while half-life in infants 1 to 2 days old is 24 hours or longer and is highly variable, especially in low birth-weight infants.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

Pregnancy Category C. Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Contraindication

History of hypersensitivity or toxic reaction to the drug; pregnancy, lactation; porphyria; parenteral admin for minor infections or as prophylaxis; preexisting bone marrow depression or blood dyscrasias.

Storage Condition

Cap/susp: Store at temp not exceeding 30°C. 

Ophth/otic preparation: Store between 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.

Aristophen contains Chloramphenicol see full prescribing information from innovator Monograph