Sulfacetamide sodium

[sul-fah-SEAT-ah-myd]

AK-Sulf, Balsulph M, Bleph-10, Bleph-10 Liquifilm M, Cetamide, Diosulf M, Isopto-Cetamide, I-Sulfacet, Ocu-Sul-10, Ocu-Sul-15, Ocu-Sul-30, Ocusulf-10, Ophthacet, Ophtho-Sulf M, PMS-Sulfacetamide Sodium M, Sebizon, Sodium Sulamyd, Spectro-Sulf, Steri-Units Sulfacetamide, Sulf-10, Sulfair, Sulfair 10, Sulfair 15, Sulfair Forte, Sulfamide, Sulfex 10% M, Sulten-10 [Rx] Classification: Sulfonamide, topical

See also Sulfonamides. Uses: Topically for conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, and other superficial ocular infections. As an adjunct to systemic sulfonamides to treat trachoma.

Contraindications: In infants less than 2 months of age. Use in the presence of epithelial herpes simplex keratitis, vaccinia, varicella, and other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva. Mycobacterial or fungal infections of the ocular structures. After uncomplicated removal of a corneal foreign body. Special Concerns: Safe use during pregnancy and lactation or in children less than 12 years of age has not been established. Use with caution in clients with dry eye syndrome. Ophthalmic ointments may retard corneal wound healing. Side Effects: When used topically: Itching, local irritation, periorbital edema, burning and transient stinging, headache, bacterial or fungal corneal ulcers. NOTE: Sulfonamides may cause serious systemic side effects, including severe hypersensitiv-ity reactions. Symptoms include fever, skin rash, GI disturbances, bone marrow depression, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, exfoliative dermatitis, photosensitivity. Fatalities have occurred. Drug Interactions: Preparations containing silver are incompatible with sulfacetamide sodium. How Supplied: Lotion: 10%; Ophthalmic ointment: 10%; Ophthalmic solution: 10%, 15%, 30%

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