The drug "Sulfacil sodium dia" refers toantimicrobial agents of the sulfonamide group. The drug has a bacteriostatic effect. The agent is used in ophthalmology. The active substance is sulfacetamide.
The mechanism of action of the drug "Sulfacil sodium" is associated with the ability of the active component to disrupt the processes of vital activity of pathogenic microbes, preventing their reproduction.
The drug "Sulfacil sodium" (instruction onthe application contains such data) shows activity against germs of Gram-positive and Gram-negative, including toxoplasm, actinomycetes, shigella, chlamydia, gonococcus, Escherichia coli, pneumococci, streptococci and others.
After the introduction into the eyes of the agent "Sulfacilsodium "begins to have a predominantly local effect.The absorption of the drug does not practically occur, as a result of which the drug can penetrate into the systemic blood stream in small amounts (usually through inflamed mucosa or through penetration into the lacrimal canal).
Medication "Sulfacil sodium" instructions forapplication recommends for the treatment of inflammatory processes affecting the anterior parts of the eye (gonococcal lesions in newborns (blenorrhea), blepharitis, conjunctivitis, purulent ulcers in the cornea, chlamydial lesions). The drug is prescribed as a means to prevent inflammation when exposed to sand, dust, foreign matter and other negative factors.
A 30% solution of "Sulfacil sodium" instruction for use allows for use only by adults. Drops of 20% can be given to children.
As a rule, it is recommended to instill in each eyeone - two drops. The frequency of installations is three to six times a day. As the symptoms ease, the frequency of instillation is reduced. The duration of use of the drug is determined by the doctor.
In order to prevent the development of inflammation innewborn medicine "Sulfacil sodium" instruction for use recommends instill in each eye two drops immediately after birth and after two hours.
The drug is not prescribed for hypersensitivity.
As practice shows, the agent "Sulfacilsodium "patients are well tolerated, however, adverse effects are possible with the use of drops, side effects include eyelid puffiness, redness and itching, burning and other symptoms of eye irritation.As a rule, these symptoms are eliminated when switching to a solution of a weaker consistency. manifestations should stop using and consult a doctor.
If too often instilled can developsymptoms of an overdose. The condition is manifested by increased irritation, the appearance of pain, burning, sensation of foreign body in the eye, increased lacrimation. To eliminate these signs, it is necessary to reduce the frequency of application and use a solution of lower concentration.
The drug "Sulfacil sodium" during pregnancy andlactation is allowed to use, however, prescribe the drug should be strictly according to the indications. The attending physician, when recommending a medication, must evaluate the estimated risk for the fetus, correlating it with the probable benefit for the mother.
The agent "Sulfacil sodium" should not be used simultaneously with substances having a pH of 3-4. Also, the drug is incompatible with drugs that include silver salts.
When developing inflammation, it is not recommended to use contact lenses.
The opened vial is suitable for use for four weeks.
Before using the product "Sulfacil sodium" should visit an ophthalmologist.