Bleph 10

BLEPH®-10
(sulfacetamide sodium) Ophthalmic Solution, USP 10%

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BLEPH®-10 (sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution, USP) 10% is a sterile, topical antibacterial agent for ophthalmic use. The active ingredient is represented by the following structural formula:

BLEPH®-10  (sulfacetamide sodium)   Structural Formula Illustration

C8H9N2NaO3S•H2O ...... MW = 254.24

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 the pH (6.8 to 7.5).

What are the possible side effects of sulfacetamide ophthalmic?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution 10% (Bleph 10)?

Before using sulfacetamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sulfa antibiotics (such as sulfamethoxazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: contact lens use.

After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/26/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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