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What is Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide used for?

Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide eye drops is a sulfonamide antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eyes. It stops the growth of bacteria that cause certain eye infections such as conjunctivitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?

Like other medicines, Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide can cause side effects such as sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, or redness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide.

What is the recommended dosage of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?

The dosage of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Wash your hands before using Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide eye drops.

What if you miss a dose of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?

  • Silver nitrate

It may be noted that drug other than that listed above may also interact with Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions. Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide can interact with silver-containing drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?

Is it possible for me to apply Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?
What are the possible drug interactions of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide?
How will Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide work in my body?
How should Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Sulphacetamide/Sulfacetamide is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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