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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions


FATALITIES HAVE OCCURRED, ALTHOUGH RARELY, DUE TO SEVERE REACTIONS TO SULFONAMIDES INCLUDING STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME, TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS, FULMINANT HEPATIC NECROSIS, AGRANULOCYTOSIS, APLASTIC ANEMIA AND OTHER BLOOD DYSCRASIAS. Sensitizations may recur when a sulfonamide is readministered, irrespective of the route of administration. Sensitivity reactions have been reported in individuals with no prior history of sulfonamide hypersensitivity. At the first sign of hypersensitivity, skin rash or other serious reaction, discontinue use of this preparation.

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Sulfacetamide sodium solution is indicated for the treatment of conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections due to susceptible microorganisms, and as an adjunctive in systemic sulfonamide therapy of trachoma: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus (viridans group), Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella species, and Enterobacter species.

Topically applied sulfonamides do not provide adequate coverage against Neisseria species, Serratia marcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A significant percentage of staphylococcal isolates are completely resistant to sulfa drugs.


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Other Information

Sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution, USP 10% is a sterile, topical anti-bacterial agent for ophthalmic use. The active ingredient is represented by the following structural formula:

Structural Formula

Chemical Name: N-Sulfanilylacetamide monosodium salt monohydrate.

Contains: Active: sulfacetamide sodium 10% (100 mg/mL)

Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.005%

lnactives: edetate disodium; polysorbate 80; polyvinyl alcohol 1.4%; purified water; sodium phosphate dibasic; sodium phosphate monobasic; sodium thiosulfate; hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH (6.8 to 7.5).

Sulfacetamide Manufacturers

  • Pacific Pharma
    Sulfacetamide (Sulfacetamide Sodium) Solution/ Drops [Pacific Pharma]

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