Sulphacetamide

Information about Sulphacetamide

Sulphacetamide uses

Sulphacetamide is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How sulphacetamide works

Sulphacetamide is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.

Common side effects of sulphacetamide

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.

Available Medicine for Sulphacetamide

No medicine available

Expert advice for Sulphacetamide

  • Do not use if the sulphacetamide solution changes color.
  • Seek immediate medical attention is you experience signs of a secondary infection, as long-term or repeated use of sulfacetamide drops may trigger the same. 
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms such as rash, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin.
  • Avoid direct contact with the applicator tip to prevent any contamination. Keep the container tightly closed.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking sulphacetamide as it may blurred the vision. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to sulphacetamide or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not given Infants less than 2 months. 
 


Content on this page was last updated on 19 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)