Cetamide 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 Cetamide.
Not all side effects for Cetamide 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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