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General Information on Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : sul fa see' ta mide

Latest prescription information about Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Bacterials

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic

India- Albucid Eye/Ear Drops, Alektra Eye Drops, Andremide Eye Drops, Bleph Eye/Ear Drops, Locula Drops, Ocu-Sulf Eye Drops, Optacd Eye Drops, Phenosulf Drops, Setride Eye Drops, Sulfaren Eye Drops, Sulpha-Fh Eye Drops, Syncula Drops, Zincoren Eye Drops.
International- Bleph-10, Sulf-10, AK-Sulf.

Why is Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity, prescribed for eye infections. It stops the growth of bacteria that cause certain eye infections.

When should Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic?

Adult: Ophthalmalic- As 10-30% solution or 10% ointment: Apply up to 3 times/day.

How should Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of discharge from eye, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Extreme caution needed for children less than 2 years old.

What are the side effects of Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic?

Stinging or burning eyes, redness, itching and swelling of the eyes.

What are the other precautions for Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-25C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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