Sulphachlor Eye Drop

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Introduction

Sulphachlor Eye Drop is a combination medicine used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections. It prevents the growth of the microorganisms to reduce the spread of the infection.

Sulphachlor Eye Drop is to be used as per the label instructions or as suggested by your doctor. This medicine must be applied only to the affected eye and use it regularly to get the most benefit. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better. You must wash your hands before administering the medicine. Do not use it more than the recommended dose.

Generally, this is a safe medicine. However, it may cause some mild and temporary side effects like eye discomfort, eye irritation, and burning sensation in the eye. Consult your doctor if any side effects persist or worry you. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before using it, tell your doctor if you have an underlying disease or are taking medicines for any health condition. The medicines that are used externally usually do not get affected by other medicines, however, you should let your doctor know if you are taking any medicines to ensure safety. Ask your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Sulphachlor Eye Drop

  • Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Sulphachlor Eye Drop

In Bacterial eye infections

Sulphachlor Eye Drop is a medicine that helps to treat eye infections caused by bacteria. It relieves symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness caused due to eye infections. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. This medicine will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Sulphachlor Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sulphachlor

  • Eye discomfort
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to use Sulphachlor Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Sulphachlor Eye Drop works

Sulphachlor Eye Drop is a combination of two antibiotics: Chloramphenicol and Sulphacetamide which treat eye infections. Chloramphenicol stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Sulphacetamide works by preventing the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sulphachlor Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sulphachlor Eye Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Sulphachlor Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Sulphachlor Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Sulphachlor Eye Drop, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Sulphachlor Eye Drop must be used as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Sulphachlor Eye Drop might cause blurring of vision. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how medicine affects you.
  • Avoid contact with your nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the drop in these areas.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Sulphachlor Eye Drop takes to work?

Usually, Sulphachlor Eye Drop starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Sulphachlor Eye Drop when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Sulphachlor Eye Drop and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

  1. Chloramphenicol. Romford, Essex: Martindale Pharma; 2010 [revised 18 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. PubChem. Sulfacetamide. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Mayo Clinic. Chloramphenicol. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Sulfacetamide. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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548 , Udai Marg , Tilak Nagar , Jaipur-302004 (Rajasthan)
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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