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Introduction

Expert Advice

Take this medication with meals.

Donot cut,break or split the medicine.

Don't stop the medication abruptly.

Consult your doctor if there's worsening of condition. 

 

Primary Uses

Inflammations and allergy

Indications

This medication is recommended in mixed candidal (fungal) infections.

Side Effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience corneal thinning, cataract, fungal infection and rise in intraocular (eye) pressure. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Risk can not be ruled out, so consult your doctor before using this medication.

Lactation

Consult your doctor before using this medication when lactating.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in long-term therapy in pregnancy or infants.

Contraindications

This medication should be avoided if you are allergic to corticosteroids.

FAQS

what should I avoid while taking this medication?

Avoid foods with extra oil like fried items. Try eating rich food in calcium.

What if the side effects of this medication increases?

If any of the side effect worsen, consult your doctor immediately.

Does this medication diarrhea?

This medication causes abdominal pain and distention which may result in diarrhea.

Should I take more water while taking this medication?

Drink plenty of water will help with fluid retention

Is this medication bad for your heart?

This medication may cause high blood pressure which is one of the risk factors for heart disease. However, consult your doctor before

What are the uses of Sulfacetamide?

This medication is used for treatment of eye infections such as conjunctivitis. Please note it will only work for bacterial infections, not viral or fungal infections.

How to take Sulfacetamide?

Use it as prescribed by your health care provider. It is advised not to use this for more than two weeks continuously unless instructed by your healthcare provider. The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity.

How to store Sulfacetamide?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (20-25 Celsius) or refrigerate (below 10 C) depending on the medicine type and manufacturer. Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will this medicine affect my vision?

You may be required to close your eyes for 10-15 after using this medicine so tasks like driving should be avoided immediately after use. Rarely does this medicine cause vision changes.

How long will it take for sulfacetamide eye drop to work?

It is usually prescribed for 7 to 10 days. And eye drops should be used before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye.

Can sulfacetamide sodium be used for pink eye?

It is used to treat bacterial eye infections like conjunctivitis. It belongs to sulfa antibiotics class and works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

What is the difference between a viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis caused by virus stays for longer than bacterial conjunctivitis. If antibiotics are not able to resolve conjunctivitis within 3 to 4 days, then the physician should suspect for a viral infection. Bacterial conjunctivitis can be characterized by mucopurulent discharge from the eyelids.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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