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Bleph-10

Generic Name: sulfacetamide ophthalmic (SUL fa SEET a mide off THAL mik)
Brand Name: Bleph-10
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Drug Information:
Sulfacetamide is an antibiotic. Bleph-10 (for use in the eyes) is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Bleph-10 will not treat a viral or fungal infection. Bleph-10 is for use only in treating eye infections caused by bacteria. Bleph-10 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use Bleph-10 if you are allergic to sulfacetamide. Learn more

Bleph-10 Side Effects

Bleph-10 Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Bleph-10.

For the Consumer

Applies to sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension

Side effects include:

Local irritation, transient stinging or burning.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

General

The side effects reported most often were local/conjunctival irritation, stinging, and burning.

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Local/conjunctival irritation, stinging, burning, nonspecific conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, bacterial corneal ulcers, fungal corneal ulcers

Hypersensitivity

At least 1 case of local hypersensitivity has been reported that progressed to a SLE-like fatal syndrome.

Rare (less than 0.1%): Sensitivity reactions

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions/hypersensitivity, local hypersensitivity progressing to fatal syndrome resembling systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Other

Frequency not reported: Secondary infections

Dermatologic

Sulfonamides:

-Frequency not reported: Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis

Fatalities reported rarely due to severe reactions to sulfonamides (including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, fulminant hepatic necrosis, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, other blood dyscrasias).

Stevens-Johnson syndrome was reported in a patient with history of blistering drug reaction to an oral sulfonamide.

Hematologic

Sulfonamides:

-Frequency not reported: Agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, other blood dyscrasias

Fatalities reported rarely due to severe reactions to sulfonamides (including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, fulminant hepatic necrosis, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, other blood dyscrasias).

Hepatic

Sulfonamides:

-Frequency not reported: Fulminant hepatic necrosis

Fatalities reported rarely due to severe reactions to sulfonamides (including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, fulminant hepatic necrosis, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, other blood dyscrasias).

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Bleph-10 (www.drugs.com/mtm/bleph-10.html).