AK-Sulf Side Effects
Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name AK-Sulf.
Not all side effects for AK-Sulf may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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
Ocular side effects have included local irritation, stinging, burning, conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, secondary infections, and bacterial and corneal ulcers.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity to sodium sulfacetamide has been reported rarely. Sulfonamides have been associated with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. A case of local hypersensitivity which progressed to a fatal syndrome resembling systemic lupus erythematosus has also been reported. Sensitization may recur upon reexposure to sulfonamides by different routes of administration.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects associated with sulfonamides have included agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, and other blood dyscrasias.[Ref]
Hepatic side effects associated with sulfonamides have included fulminant hepatic necrosis.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Sulamyd Ophthalmic Solution (sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic)." Schering Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.
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