Isopto 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 Isopto Cetamide.

Not all side effects for Isopto 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

Ocular side effects have included local irritation, stinging, burning, conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, secondary infections, and bacterial and corneal ulcers.

Hypersensitivity

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.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects associated with sulfonamides have included agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, and other blood dyscrasias.

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects associated with sulfonamides have included fulminant hepatic necrosis.

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