About the drug
Sulfacetamide Opthalmic is an antibiotic eye drop medication which is used for the treatment of bacterial eye infection. It is available under several trade names, Albucid Eye Drops (made by Allergen).
Uses of the drug:
Sulfacetamide Opthalmic is an antibiotic that is used against infections caused in the eye. This medicine Albucid 10 ml is used for the treatment of bacterial corneal ulcers and Keratitis.
Working of the drug:
Sulfacetamide Opthalmic inhibits the bacterial multiplication of bacteria.
Albucid 10 ml eye drop is manufactured by Allergan, India. You can buy Sulfacetamide Opthalmic 10 ml online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the eye drop form in the following strength on our website:
- Albucid 10 ml
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
Tell your doctor if you:
- Are pregnant and if you are not then use all the methods to prevent pregnancy.
- Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk and harm the newborn
- Have serious liver problem
- Have blood pressure or kidney problems
- Have serious heart complaints
How much to take the drug?
The dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. The usual dose is one-two drops in the infected eye after every 4 hours in a day, depending upon the condition of the patient. In severe cases you can increase the dose to 1 drop after each one hour and subsequently with the improvement in the condition the dosage can be decreased to one eye drop after every 4 hours.
How to take the drug?
Apply Sulfacetamide eye drops (Albucid Eye Drops) as directed by your doctor. A patient leaflet is included with all medications with complete information and instructions on how to use them. Refer the leaflet for more details. Applying eye drops is a very simple task and can be done with little or no assistance. You may however seek assistance from someone from your family, friends or anyone nearby for applying this medication Always store Sulfacetamide Opthalmic in a cool and dark place. Ensure that children and pets do not have access to this or any other medication. You can buy Albucid 10 online at alldaychemist.com.
For how long to take it?
Take the drugs as long as your doctor recommends you to take it.
If you think that you have used too much of Sulfacetamide Opthalmic, contact the Doctor immediately for further course of action.
Missing even a single dose of Sulfacetamide Opthalmic can be detrimental for your condition. But if you miss a dose due to uncontrollable reasons, use it as soon as you remember it. However, skip the miss dose if it is too long since the original time to take the dose and very close to the time for the next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Side effects of the drug:
Burning, stinging, irritation, itching, or redness in the eye as well as blurred vision, itching/swelling of eyelid may occur after using Sulfacetamide Opthalmic (Albucid Eye Drops). If these effects do not disappear after sometime, you should get medical attention right away. Your eyes may also become more sensitive to light.
Information on side effects of Sulfacetamide Opthalmic is not a complete one in this guide. There may be other side effects.
Sulfacetamide Opthalmic may rarely cause any serious side effects. Call your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects due to Sulfacetamide Opthalmic. The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Sulfacetamide Opthalmic. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
Common drug interactions:
You should not use other eye drops or ones that contain nitrates while using Sulfacetamide Opthalmic. Apart from this, there are no significant drug interactions. However, there may be some other interacting drugs. Let your doctor know about any other drugs or related products which you may be using. Do not take or use any medications on your own. Medicines must be taken strictly with a doctor’s prescription.
Things to remember:
- Store this medication in a cool and dry place
- Do not apply Sulfacetamide Opthalmic into your eyes while wearing contact lenses. Ensure a sufficient gap after applying the medication and before wearing the contact lenses
- Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results