prednisolone/sulfacetamide ophthalmic (Rx)

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Brand and Other Names:Blephamide, Blephamide S.O.P., more...Cetapred, Isopto Cetapred, Vasocidin

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

prednisolone/sulfacetamide ophthalmic

ophthalmic ointment/suspension/solution

  • 0.2/0.25%/10%
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Inflammation/Infection

Ointment: 1/2 inch TID/QID & qHS OR

Suspension/Solution: 2-3 gtt q1-2hr during day & qHS

Other Indications & Uses

General antiinfective/steroid

Conjunctivitis; used for prophylaxis, & postoperative application

Sulfacetamide has fairly broad spectrum of activity but also fair amount of resistance reported; only indicated for community use (conjunctivitis, etc)

Same as adult dosing

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Allergies to sulfa, glaucoma, Herpes, vaccinia, varicella, & other viral diseases of cornea or conjunctiva, mycobacterial infection of eye, fungal diseases of ocular structures, hypersensitivity to any ingredients

            After uncomplicated removal of corneal foreign body

            Cautions

            Use for short term only because of steroid concerns

            Watch for hypersensitivity to sulfas & steroid side effects (superinfection, glaucoma, etc)

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: not known whether topical application results in significant absorption to affect nursing infant

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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