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Dr. Cheryl Hull
32 doctors shared insights

Sulfacetamide (Overview)

Sulfacetamide is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


Dr. Cheryl Hull
32 doctors shared insights

Sulfacetamide (Overview)

Sulfacetamide is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me both sodium sulfacetamide lotion (2 times daily) & tretinoin cream (every other day) for acne. How do I apply both?

My dermatologist prescribed me both sodium sulfacetamide lotion (2 times daily) & tretinoin  cream (every other day) for acne. How do I apply both?

Like prescribed: Put the lotion on twice a day. Save the tretinoin for bed time. Wash your face, then apply a pea-sized amount to the trouble spots and rub it in. Both will dry your skin out. ...Read more

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Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

If it was prescribed: For him by his pediatrician or pediatric ophthalmologist, yes. If it was prescribed for someone else, no, because of risk of cross-contamination. ...Read more

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For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

Rosacea: You may wish to try light-based therapy. Also, this article may help you with your insurance company http://www.rosacea.org/weblog/how-navigate-health%E2%80%A8-care-system-drug-therapy ...Read more

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Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores. ...Read more