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|AK-Sulf®; Bleph®-10; Carmol® Scalp; Cetamide®; Klarion®; Ocu-Sul®; Sebizon®; Sodium Sulamyd®; Sulf-10®|
Antibiotic, Ophthalmic; Antibiotic, Sulfonamide Derivative|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to sulfonamides, sulfacetamide, or any other
part of the medicine.
- Do not give to an infant less than 2 months of
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used as a treatment for a variety of bacterial
infections of the eye. It is used for conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, and other
- It is used for skin infections, scaling dermatosis (seborrheic),
|How does it work?|
- Sulfacetamide sodium affects a vitamin called folic acid and its
activity in bacteria causing destruction of its metabolic function in the
|How is it best taken?|
- For the eye only.
- Take out soft contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be
replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given.
- Do not touch the bottle or tube tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt head back and drop medicine into eye.
- After using medicine keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the
inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps medicine in the
- Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes. Give one and wait 5 minutes
before using the next.
- Place medicine inside the lower lid. Close the eye for 1-2 minutes.
Roll eyeball around.
- Separate each eye medicine by 10 minutes. Give one and wait 10 minutes
before using the next.
- Do not take by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes
- Keep away form mouth, eyes, and other mucous membranes.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Apply to clean
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Instill a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not instill a double dose or extra doses.
- Apply a missed dose as soon as
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine,
especially antibiotics or sulfas. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it
affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of
breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Local irritation, burning, or stinging.
|What should I monitor?|
- Watch for change in symptoms. Is condition better, worse, or about the
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Any rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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