Loading

Please wait...

Blephamide

Generic Name: prednisolone and sulfacetamide (ophthalmic) (pred NIS oh lone and SUL fa SEET a mide off THAL mik)
Brand Name: Blephamide, Blephamide S.O.P.
Physician reviewed Blephamide (ophthalmic) (ophthalmic) patient information - includes Blephamide (ophthalmic) description, dosage and directions.
  • Prescription Settings
  • X

Prices and coupons of Blephamide

Set your location
for drug prices near you

Enter your zip code


Please wait while the prices are loaded...

Don’t see your pharmacy listed? Most pharmacies accept our discounts, so have your pharmacist enter this coupon to see if you will save money:

Drug Information:
Blephamide (for the eyes) is a combination antibiotic and steroid medicine that is used to treat eye inflammation caused by uveitis, eye injury, radiation, chemical burns, or certain other conditions. Blephamide is used when there is a risk of bacterial infection in or around the eye. Blephamide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use this medicine if you have a fungal or viral infection in your eyes (including herpes simplex). You should not use Blephamide if you are allergic to Prednisolone or sulfacetamide, or if you have: Learn more

Blephamide Side Effects

Blephamide Side Effects

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

For the Consumer

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

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Eye is bothered by bright light.
  • Rarely, very bad effects have happened with sulfa drugs. Sometimes, these have been deadly. These effects have included liver problems, blood problems, and very bad skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis). Call your doctor right away if you have a rash; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; red or irritated eyes; sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes; fever, chills, or sore throat; cough that is new or worse; feeling very tired or weak; any bruising or bleeding; or signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Eye irritation.
  • Dizziness.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

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

General

The frequency of the reported side effects is unknown. Reactions occurring from the combination product include cataract, dizziness, eye discharge, eyelid edema, eyelid erythema, eye irritation, eye pain, eye pruritus, and hypersensitivity including rash, skin pruritus, urticaria, ocular hyperemia, and visual disturbance/blurred vision.

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Cataract, eye discharge, eyelid edema, eyelid erythema, eye irritation, eye pain, eye pruritus, ocular hyperemia, vision blurred, intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma developed, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary bacterial ocular infection, fungal infection of cornea, viral infection of cornea, vision disturbed, mydriasis, loss of accommodation, ptosis, acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe

Prednisolone:

-Frequency not reported: Intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma developed, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation

Immunologic

Rarely, fatalities have occurred due to severe reactions to sulfonamides including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, fulminant hepatic necrosis, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, and other blood dyscrasias.

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity, allergic sensitization

Sulfacetamide sodium:

-Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Rash, pruritus, urticaria

Local

Sulfacetamide sodium:

-Frequency not reported: Local irritation

Other

Prednisolone:

-Frequency not reported: Wound healing delayed

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Dizziness

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Systemic hypercorticoidism

Editorial References and Review

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

Source: Drugs.com Blephamide (www.drugs.com/mtm/blephamide-ophthalmic.html).