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Ocu-Sul 30 Side Effects

Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ocu-Sul 30.

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


Frequency not reported: Local/conjunctival irritation, stinging, burning, nonspecific conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, bacterial corneal ulcers, fungal corneal ulcers[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Sensitivity reactions
Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions/hypersensitivity, local hypersensitivity progressing to fatal syndrome resembling systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)[Ref]


-Frequency not reported: Agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, other blood dyscrasias[Ref]


-Frequency not reported: Fulminant hepatic necrosis[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Sulamyd Ophthalmic Solution (sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic)." Schering Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.

It is possible that some side effects of Ocu-Sul 30 may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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