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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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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.
Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Dio 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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Dio 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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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 Dio 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 Dio 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 Dio 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.
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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Dio 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.
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide).
Diosulf is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada. For brands that may still be available, search under Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium. This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide), speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.
Do not use Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) if you:
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:
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.
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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide).
Allergy: Occasionally, Dio 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 Dio 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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) at the first sign of allergy (e.g., a skin rash) and contact your doctor.
Overgrowth of organisms: Prolonged use of Dio 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 Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide).
Pregnancy: Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) sodium passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of Dio Sulf (Sulfacetamide) have not been established for children less than 6 years old.
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