Bleph 10

Bleph 10

Bleph Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Bleph-10 (sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution 10%) is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is an antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include eye stinging/burning/redness and temporary blurred vision.

The dose of Bleph-10 to treat conjunctivitis and other superficial eye infections: instill one or two drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every two to three hours initially. Bleph-10 may interact with other eye drops containing nitrates (e.g., silver nitrate). Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Bleph-10 ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Bleph-10 ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Bleph-10 should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Bleph-10 (sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution 10%) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Bleph in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Bleph (Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Solution 10%) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Bleph Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Eye stinging/burning/redness and temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in other types of eye infections, including fungal infections. Stop using this medication and contact your doctor if you notice new or worsening eye symptoms (such as pain, swelling, thick discharge or pus).

Rarely, sulfacetamide products used in the eye may be absorbed and may cause serious side effects. Stop using this product and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Bleph (Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Solution 10%)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Bleph FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Bacterial and fungal corneal ulcers have developed during treatment with sulfonamide ophthalmic preparations.

The most frequently reported reactions are local irritation, stinging and burning. Less commonly reported reactions include non-specific conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, secondary infections and allergic 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 (see WARNINGS).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Bleph (Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Solution 10%) »

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