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food interaction for OPTHOSULF

alcohol interaction for OPTHOSULF

pregnancy interaction for OPTHOSULF

lactation interaction for OPTHOSULF

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Opthosulf 12.5%w/v/2%w/v/0.1%w/v eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Opthosulf 12.5%w/v/2%w/v/0.1%w/v eye drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Sulfacetamide(12.5% w/v)


Sulfacetamide is used to treat bacterial infections in eyes.

How it works

Sulfacetamide belongs to a class of medicines called sulfonamide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria.

Common side effects

Stinging sensation, Irritation, Burning sensation
Boric Acid(2% w/v)


Boric acid is used as an antiseptic for inflamed eyelids, as a skin protectant, and for superficial fungal infections.

How it works

Boric acid belongs to class of drugs called antiseptics. It can weakly inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. It irrigates the eyes, cleanses, refreshes and soothes the irritated eyes; and help in removal of loose foreign material, air pollutants or chlorinated water.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Burning sensation, Irritation, Cns stimulation, Central nervous system depression, Diarrhoea, Rash, Vomiting
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate(0.1% w/v)


It is indicated for the treatment of acute and persistent diarrhoea in infants and children up to 5 years of age.

How it works

Zinc supplementation has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of diarrhea in populations of children with a high incidence of zinc deficiency, and also to reduce the frequency of recurrences in the subsequent 2-3 months.

Common side effects


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Expert advice for OPTHOSULF

  • Complete the full course of sulfacetamide treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not apply sulfacetamide while you are wearing contact lenses. Wait for at least 15-20 minutes after using sulfacetamide to put in the contact lenses.
  • Ensure that you do not rub your eyes even if your vision is blurred after applying sulfacetamide.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as sulfacetamide may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for OPTHOSULF


Q. Is sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution an antibiotic/ a sulfa drug?
Sulfacetamide belongs to a class of medicines called sulfonamide antibiotics.
Q. Is sulfacetamide used for pink eye?
Yes. Sulfacetamide is used for pink eye (conjunctivitis; inflammation of the eye).
Q. Is sulfacetamide supposed to burn?
Sulfacetamide may cause burning sensation. Consult your doctor burning continues for more than 48 hours.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)