Bleph Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 1/7/2020
Bleph Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 1/7/2020

What Is Bleph?

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.

What Are Side Effects of Bleph?

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).

Dosage for Bleph

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Bleph?

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


Bleph During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a new or worsening eye infection: eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage.

Although the risk of serious side effects is low when sulfacetamide is used in the eyes, side effects can occur if the medicine is absorbed into your bloodstream. Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • confusion, feeling very irritable;
  • rapid weight gain, especially in your face and midsection;
  • easy bruising or bleeding;
  • pale skin, flu-like symptoms; or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include mild eye redness or irritation, such as stinging or burning.

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 Professional Information


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%)

© Bleph Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Bleph Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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