Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Ocu-Chlor

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Ak-Chlor
  2. Chloromycetin
  3. Chloroptic
  4. Fenicol
  5. Isopto Fenicol
  6. Minims Chloramphenicol 05
  7. Ophtho-Chloram
  8. Pentamycetin Ophthalmic Solution 025
  9. Pentamycetin Ophthalmic Solution 05
  10. Pms-Chloramphenicol
  11. Sopamycetin


Chloramphenicol belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. Chloramphenicol ophthalmic preparations are used to treat infections of the eye. This medicine may be given alone or with other medicines that are taken by mouth for eye infections.

Chloramphenicol is available only with your doctor's prescription.