Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Conjunctivitis

Solution:
1 to 2 drops into the conjunctival sac every 2 to 3 hours while awake and less often at night.

Ointment:
Apply a small amount to the lower conjunctival sac 3 to 4 times a day and at bedtime.

Duration: 7 to 10 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Trachoma

Solution:
2 drops into the lower conjunctival sac every 2 hours with concomitant systemic sulfonamide therapy.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Conjunctivitis

>= 2 months to 18 years:

Solution:
1 to 2 drops into the conjunctival sac every 2 to 3 hours while awake and less often at night.

Ointment:
Apply a small amount to the lower conjunctival sac 3 to 4 times a day and at bedtime.

Duration: 7 to 10 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Trachoma

Solution:
2 drops into the lower conjunctival sac every 2 hours with concomitant systemic sulfonamide therapy.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No data available.

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Ophthalmic ointments may slow corneal healing.

Nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi, may proliferate with the use of sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic preparations.

Sensitization may occur when a sulfonamide is readministered irrespective of the route of administration.

Dialysis

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