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Isopto Cetamide Dosage

Generic name: sulfacetamide sodium
Dosage form: ophthalmic solution

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For conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections:

Solution: Instill one or two drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every two to three hours initially. Dosages may be tapered by increasing the time interval between doses as the condition responds. The usual duration of treatment is seven to ten days.

Ointment: Apply a small amount (approximately one-half inch ribbon) into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every three to four hours and at bedtime. Dosages may be tapered by increasing the time interval between doses as the condition responds. The ointment may be used as adjunct to the solution. The usual duration of treatment is seven to ten days.

How to apply CETAMIDE™ Ointment:

  1. Tilt your head back.
  2. Place a finger on your cheek just under your eye and gently pull down until a “V” pocket is formed between your eyeball and your lower lid.
  3. Place a small amount (about ½ inch) of CETAMIDE™ Ointment in the “V” pocket. Do not let the tip of the tube touch your eye.
  4. Look downward before closing your eye.

For Trachoma:

Solution: Instill two drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every two hours. Topical administration must be accompanied by systemic administration.

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