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All about: Bleph-10 Drops

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Generic Name: Sulfacetamide Eye Drops (sul-fa-SEE-ta-mide)
Brand Name: Examples include Bleph-10 and Ocusulf-10

Bleph-10 Drops is used for:

Treating eye infections caused by certain bacteria.

Bleph-10 Drops is a sulfonamide. It works by restricting the production of folic acid, which bacteria need for growth. This kills the bacteria.

Do NOT use Bleph-10 Drops if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Bleph-10 Drops
  • you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to any other sulfonamide medicine, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, certain diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), glyburide, probenecid, sulfamethoxazole, valdecoxib, or zonisamide

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Bleph-10 Drops:

Some medical conditions may interact with Bleph-10 Drops. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a discharge from your eye

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Bleph-10 Drops. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Silver-containing products because they may decrease Bleph-10 Drops's effectiveness

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Bleph-10 Drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Bleph-10 Drops:

Use Bleph-10 Drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • To use Bleph-10 Drops in the eye, first, wash your hands. Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyelid for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
  • To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use Bleph-10 Drops for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Bleph-10 Drops works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
  • Continue to use Bleph-10 Drops even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Bleph-10 Drops, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Bleph-10 Drops.

Important safety information:

  • Bleph-10 Drops only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections
  • Be sure to use Bleph-10 Drops for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Long-term or repeated use of Bleph-10 Drops may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Bleph-10 Drops should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 2 months old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Bleph-10 Drops while you are pregnant. It is not known if Bleph-10 Drops is found in breast milk after use in the eye. Do not breast-feed while using Bleph-10 Drops.

Possible side effects of Bleph-10 Drops:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild irritation, stinging, or burning.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; new or worsening eye discharge, inflammation, or pain; joint pain; red, swollen, or blistered skin; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Bleph-10 Drops may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of ingestion may include change in the amount of urine; nausea; vomiting.

Proper storage of Bleph-10 Drops:

Store Bleph-10 Drops at room temperature, between 46 and 77 degrees F (8 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep Bleph-10 Drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Bleph-10 Drops, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Bleph-10 Drops is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Bleph-10 Drops. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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