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General Information on Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone

Generic Name : Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone

Pronunciation : pred-NISS-oh-lone- sul-fa-SEE-ta-mide

Latest prescription information about Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone. 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 : Y40 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibacterial and Corticosteroid

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone

International- Vasocidin.

Why is Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibacterial and corticosteroid combination, prescribed for eye inflammation. 

When should Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with corneal viral disease, fungal infections, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone?

Ophthalmic- Instill two drops in the eye(s) every four hours.

How should Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of thinning of the eye tissues, increased eye pressure, cataract, nerve damage, severe dry eyes, or diabetes, recently had cataract surgery, any allergy, children less than 6 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone?

Increased eye pressure, optic nerve damage, and delayed wound healing.

What are the other precautions for Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Sulfacetamide and Prednisolone?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15 to 30C).

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