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Available Form:   Eye Drops
Manufacturer name:   Akorn
Generic name:   sulfacetamide
Strength:   10%

What is AK Sulf?

This is a sulphonamide antibiotic used to treat conjunctivitis (inflammation in the eye caused by bacteria), corneal ulcer, and other superficial Eye Infections. It works by preventing the bacteria that cause the infection and irritation from growing and reproducing.

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AK Sulf frequently asked questions

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You could get AK Sulf delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

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You can get AK Sulf for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get AK Sulf for free.

AK Sulf How to Take

This is a sulphonamide antibiotic used to treat conjunctivitis (inflammation in the eye caused by bacteria), corneal ulcer, and other superficial Eye Infections. It works by preventing the bacteria that cause the infection and irritation from growing and reproducing. This causes the infection to clear.

AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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AK Sulf Dosage

The usual dose is 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 2 to 3 hours during the day and less at night, as directed by your doctor.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not use these eye drops if the solution is discoloured. The solution should be clear.

Use AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) for the full length of time as recommended by your doctor, even if the infection appears to have cleared. This will help prevent the infection from returning and being harder to treat. If you do not notice improvement in the infection within several days, contact your doctor.

It is important to use AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) at room temperature, protect it from light, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

AK Sulf Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • eye irritation

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)
  • signs of a severe skin reaction (e.g., blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with Fever or discomfort)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide).

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AK Sulf Available Form

AK Sulf is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada. For brands that may still be available, search under AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium. This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide), speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.

AK Sulf Contraindications

Do not use AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) if you:

  • are allergic to AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium or any ingredients of AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide)
  • are allergic to sulfonamide medications

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AK Sulf Precautions

Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. In many cases, interactions are intended or are managed by close monitoring. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

AK Sulf Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide).

Allergy: Occasionally, AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium can cause allergic reactions. This is more likely to occur if you have previously had an allergic reaction to sulfonamide medications. Before starting treatment with AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium, make sure you tell your doctor about any adverse reactions you have had to medications, especially sulfonamide antibiotics and medications taken by mouth to treat Diabetes. Stop using AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) at the first sign of allergy (e.g., a skin rash) and contact your doctor.

Overgrowth of organisms: Prolonged use of AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium may result in overgrowth of organisms not killed by the medication, including fungi. Contact your doctor if eye symptoms worsen or new symptoms develop while using AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide).

Pregnancy: AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide), contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: It is not known if AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of AK Sulf (Sulfacetamide) have not been established for children less than 6 years old.

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