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Brand Names: Bleph-10, Ocu-Sul 10, Ocu-Sul 15, Ocu-Sul 30, Sodium Sulamyd, Sulf-10, Sulfac 10%

Generic Name: sulfacetamide ophthalmic (Pronunciation: SUL fa SEET a mide off THAL mik)

What is sulfacetamide ophthalmic (Bleph-10, Ocu-Sul 10, Ocu-Sul 15, Ocu-Sul 30, Sodium Sulamyd, Sulf-10, Sulfac 10%)?

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Sulfacetamide 10% Ophth-BAU

Sulfacetamide 10% Ophth-FAL

What are the possible side effects of sulfacetamide ophthalmic?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

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.

What is the most important information I should know about sulfacetamide ophthalmic?

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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