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Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 9, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 10%; 15%; 30%

Usual Adult Dose for Ocular Infection

Ointment: Apply a small amount (about 1/2 inch ribbon) into the conjunctival sac(s) of the infected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours and at bedtime.
Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every 2 to 3 hours initially.

Duration of therapy: 7 to 10 days

Comments:


Uses: For the treatment of conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections due to susceptible Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus (viridans group), Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species

Usual Adult Dose for Conjunctivitis

Ointment: Apply a small amount (about 1/2 inch ribbon) into the conjunctival sac(s) of the infected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours and at bedtime.
Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every 2 to 3 hours initially.

Duration of therapy: 7 to 10 days

Comments:


Uses: For the treatment of conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections due to susceptible Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus (viridans group), Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species

Usual Adult Dose for Trachoma

Solution: Instill 2 drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every 2 hours.

Comments: For use with systemic therapy

Use: As an adjunct to systemic sulfonamide therapy of trachoma

Usual Pediatric Dose for Ocular Infection

2 months or older:


Duration of therapy: 7 to 10 days

Comments:

Uses: For the treatment of conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections due to susceptible E coli, S aureus, S pneumoniae, Streptococcus (viridans group), H influenzae, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species

Usual Pediatric Dose for Conjunctivitis

2 months or older:


Duration of therapy: 7 to 10 days

Comments:

Uses: For the treatment of conjunctivitis and other superficial ocular infections due to susceptible E coli, S aureus, S pneumoniae, Streptococcus (viridans group), H influenzae, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species

Usual Pediatric Dose for Trachoma

2 months or older:


Comments: For use with systemic therapy

Use: As an adjunct to systemic sulfonamide therapy of trachoma

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 months.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

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Other Comments

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Further information

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