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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/6/2017
Bleph Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 11/06/2017

Bleph-10 (sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution 10%) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Bleph-10 is available in generic form. Common side effects of Bleph-10 include:

  • eye stinging/burning/redness/itching/irritation,
  • temporary blurred vision,
  • eyelid itching,
  • eyelid swelling, or
  • sensitivity to light.

Stop using Bleph-10 and contact your doctor if you notice new or worsening eye symptoms (such as pain, swelling, thick discharge, or pus).

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 breastfeeding.

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.

Bleph Consumer Information

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%)

Bleph Professional Information

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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