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Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?

Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?

Eye drops: Sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter-productive. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Keenum
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Prednisolone (Definition)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be ...Read more


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Prednisolone sodium phosphate for infants, what is this for?

Prednisolone sodium phosphate for infants, what is this for?

Prednisolone: The steroid is usually given to wheezing infants who are exhibiting respiratory distress. The usual cause for the wheezing is asthma. ...Read more

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My 18 mo has bad ear infection and heavy coughing. Dr gave prednisolone sodium phosphate oral solution for cough. Is it ok for 18 mo old?

My 18 mo has bad ear infection and heavy coughing. Dr gave prednisolone sodium phosphate oral solution for cough. Is it ok for 18 mo old?

Indicated?: I don't tend to prescribe Prednisolone for cough (except asthma exacerbation), but I have not examined your child. It is OK to give a 18mo Prednisolone but I am not sure I would say it is indicated in this case. ...Read more

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Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Not sure: There is a chinchilla study on use in ears. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3334819 & http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/3334819/Ototoxicity-of-Vasocidin-drops-applied-to-the-chinchilla-middle-ear. ...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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Are tobramycin drops or sulfacetamide sodium drops more effective in treating conjunctivitis?

Are tobramycin drops or sulfacetamide sodium drops more effective in treating conjunctivitis?

Same: Both can be used to treat conjunctivitis, but ophthalmologist don't use these as often as primary care and emergency medicine providers. ...Read more

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Help! Could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Help! Could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Antibiotic eye drops: Can be used to treat external ear canal infections as long as this is prescribed by your physician. On the other hand, you should not use ear drops to treat eye infections. ...Read more

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My doc perscribed " sulfacetamide sodium opthalmic solution" for my ears. However, it is treated for my eyes, is this a mistake?

My doc perscribed " sulfacetamide sodium opthalmic solution" for my ears. However, it is treated for my eyes, is this a mistake?

No: No. Ear, nose and throat specialists or otolaryngologists often prescribe ophthalmic antibiotic drops to treat ear infections. They are safe and effective for ear infections. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Not for scars: This is not so much for treating scars as it for preventing scars by minimizing bacterial counts and the damage that is done by the bacteria and your bodies response tothe bacteria. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Dexamethasone phosph: No it can not be and it can be very dangerous if you use for that purpose. ...Read more

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Are enemas with sodium phosphate safe to use for everyone?

Are enemas with sodium phosphate safe to use for everyone?

Avoid those: As a kidney doc, I would recommend against it since phosphate from enemas can sometimes deposit in the kidneys and cause acute kidney failure. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However, keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive), acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Just the opposite : Dexamethasone is not an anabolic steroid. Taking it without a doctor's prescription will cause serious health problems, including cushing's syndrome. The person will gain abdominal weight, lose muscle from arms and legs, the immune system may become suppressed. Etc. Not desirable. Patients taking this drug do so for other health problems and also deal with some side effects. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy next week. I was prescribed sodium phosphate. Safe to use when I have Iga-nephropathy (normal kidney function) and I am taking enalapril?

Colonoscopy next week. I was prescribed sodium phosphate. Safe to use when I have Iga-nephropathy (normal kidney function) and I am taking enalapril?

Phosphate laxative: Phosphate laxatives are generally not safe with any kidney disease, although your status of normal function is reassuring. Phosphate can surge in excess and crystallize in kidneys that are inflamed. Seek a different laxative. And, be sure you remain well hydrated as you prep for the colonoscopy. Dehydration is a major threat to your kidneys, too. ...Read more

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Can I mix prednisone sodium phosphate in milk? My 18 mo old spits it. Dr prescribe it for lasting cough with phlegm. What r side effects?

Can I mix prednisone sodium phosphate in milk? My 18 mo old spits it. Dr prescribe it for lasting cough with phlegm. What r side effects?

Prednisone : Try giving child something frozen to freeze taste buds or give small amounts of medication at a time. Call your doctor if your child still can't tolerate it ...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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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

Klaron allergy: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is a sulfa antibiotic used in the treatment of acne. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4302-2039/klaron-suspension/details ...Read more

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What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Depends: Claron is an antibiotic topical, and the differin (adapalene) is more like tretinoin, so opens up the pores. Either can be effective, claron if pustules, differin (adapalene) if blackheads. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever ordered klaron (sodium sulfacetamide)?

Yes: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is prescribed for acne. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs do not use. Use on a regular basis for best results. My patients have liked the results for acne with this agent. ...Read more

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Sodium sulfacetamide lotion?

Sodium sulfacetamide: Sodium sulfacetamide lotion is used to treat skin conditions like acne, acne rosacea & seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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