Sulphacetamide Sodium Pharmacology

Sulphacetamide Sodium

About Sulphacetamide Sodium
Sulfonamide, Anti-infective.
Mechanism of Action of Sulphacetamide Sodium
Sulphacetamide sodium is a sterile, topical sulfonamide which exerts its bacteriostatic action by inhibiting bacterial folate synthetase enzyme and results in inhibition of bacterial folic acid synthesis. Sulfonamides are structural analogues of PABA (Para amino benzoic acid) which is an essential constituent of bacterial folic acid. It competitively inhibits the incorporation of PABA with Pteridine residue to form dihydropteroic acid which conjugates with glutamic acid and produce Dihydrofolic acid. Also being chemically similar to PABA the sulfonamides may itself incorporated to form an altered folate which is metabolically injurious
Pharmacokinets of Sulphacetamide Sodium
Absorption: After instillation into the eyes only a small amount is absorbed in to the cornea.
Onset of Action for Sulphacetamide Sodium
Duration of Action for Sulphacetamide Sodium
Half Life of Sulphacetamide Sodium
Side Effects of Sulphacetamide Sodium
1. Local irritation
2. Stinging
3. Burning
4. Blurred vision
5. Blistering
6. Peeling of the eyes
7. Eye redness
8. Swelling
9. Pain
Contra-indications of Sulphacetamide Sodium
1. Hypersensitivity to Sulphacetamide and other Sulphonamides
Special Precautions while taking Sulphacetamide Sodium
1. Prolonged use
2. If irritation occurs then discontinue the use of medicaments
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
NEONATES: Contraindicated
Indications for Sulphacetamide Sodium
1. Conjunctivitis
2. Corneal ulcers
3. Trachoma
4. Blepharitis
5. Iritis
6. Ophthalmic neonatorum
7. Injury of eyes
Interactions for Sulphacetamide Sodium
Typical Dosage for Sulphacetamide Sodium
Sulphacetamide sodium eye drops 10, 20 and 30% drops are used.
Conjunctivitis, Corneal ulcers and other superficial ocular infections: Initial dose: Instill 1 or 2 drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye every 2 - 3 hours for 7 - 10 days. Dosages may be gradually decreased depending on the condition responds.
Trachoma: Instill 2 drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye every 2 hours. Topical administration must be accompanied by systemic administration
Schedule of Sulphacetamide Sodium
Storage Requirements for Sulphacetamide Sodium
Store at cool dry place. Do not freeze. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Sulphacetamide Sodium
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Sulphacetamide Sodium
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment. The exposed eye should be irrigated with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

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