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Logo SULPHACETAMIDE EYE OINTMENT 10% BP

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S1

PROPRIETARY NAME:
(and dosage form)

SULPHACETAMIDE EYE OINTMENT 10% BP

COMPOSITION:
Each 3,5 g ointment contains 350 mg
sulphacetamide sodium.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 15.1 Ophthalmic preparations with antibiotics and/or sulphonamides.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION :
Sulphacetamide sodium is used extensively in the management of ophthalmic infections susceptible to sulphonamides. Its use in chronic and acute conjunctivitis is well established. Sulphacetamide has a similar structure to p-aminobenzoic acid and interferes with the synthesis of nucleic acid in sensitive micro-organisms. Its action is primarily bacteriostatic and broad spectrum.

INDICATIONS:
Infection of the eye and eye socket, sties and trachoma.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Sulphacetamide eye ointment should not be applied to penetrating wounds of the cornea. Persons who have shown hypersensitivity to sulphonamides.
Concurrent administration with preparations containing silver salts.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Squeeze a small quantity into the inner corner of the infected eye.
Repeat three times daily.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Sensitivity reactions may include various types of skin rash and erythema, exfoliative dermatitis and photosensitivity.
Local application to the eye may cause burning or stinging.

IDENTIFICATION:
Smooth, off-white to pale yellow ointment.

PRESENTATION:
Tubes of 3,5 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C in airtight containers. Protect from light. Protect from freezing.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

APPLICATION NO:
H1169 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Pharmacare Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH 6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
6/12/1974
                        G426B
                        KOHLER C&P P.E.

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