Bleph-10

Bleph-10 treats eye inflammation caused by conjunctivitis and also treats certain bacterial eye infections. You may feel temporary eye stinging or burning after administration of Bleph-10.

Bleph-10 Overview

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Bleph-10 is a prescription medications used to treat inflammation caused by conjunctivitis and also treats certain bacterial eye infections. 

Bleph-10 beongs to a class of medications called sulfonamide antibacterials. These work by preventing bacteria from making certain chemicals they need in order to survive.

This medication comes in eyedrop form and is typically taken every 2 to 3 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Common side effects of Bleph-10 include stinging or burning of the eyes, eye redness, and/or allergic reactions.

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Uses of Bleph-10

Bleph-10 treats eye inflammation caused by conjunctivitis and also treats certain bacterial eye infections.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Manufacturer

Sulfacetamide

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Side Effects of Bleph-10

Serious side effects have been reported with Bleph-10. See the “Bleph-10 Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Bleph-10 include the following:

  • eye stinging or burning
  • allergic reactions
  • eye redness

This is not a complete list of Bleph-10 side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Bleph-10 Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • medications, supplements, or alternative medication products containing silver

This is not a complete list of Bleph-10 drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Bleph-10 Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Bleph-10 including the following:

Bacterial and fungal corneal ulcers. Consult your physician right away and stop taking Bleph-10 if you experience severe eye pain and/or pus or blood discharge from the eye.

Non-specific conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, and secondary infections. Consult your physician right away and stop taking Bleph-10 if you experience eye hypersensitivity, eye aggravation, eye swelling, or severe eye pain.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Consult your physician right away and stop taking Bleph-10 if you experience skin rashes or other serious reactions after taking Bleph-10.

Do not take Bleph-10 if you are allergic to Bleph-10 or to any of its ingredients.

Bleph-10 Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Bleph-10, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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Before taking Bleph-10, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • have or recently have had any fungal, viral, or bacterial infections
  • have recently taken antibiotics for any reason
  • are allergic to 'sulfa' drugs
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Bleph-10 and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Bleph-10 falls into category C. No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Bleph-10 should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Bleph-10 and Lactation

It is not known if Bleph-10 crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Bleph-10.

Bleph-10 Usage

Take Bleph-10 exactly as prescribed.

This medication comes in eyedrop form and is typically taken every 2 to 3 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Bleph-10 is not effective for treating bacterial infections caused by Neisseria species, Serratia marcescens or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A significant percentage of staphylococcal isolates are completely resistant to sulfa drugs like Bleph-10.

To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the Bleph-10 container to the eye, eyelid or any surface.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Bleph-10 at the same time.

Bleph-10 Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

The recommended dose of Bleph-10 for the treatment of inflammation caused by conjunctivitis and bacterial eye infections is one or two drops into the lower eyelid of the affected eye(s) every 2 to 3 hours.  The usual duration of treatment is 7 to 10 days.

Bleph-10 Overdose

If you take too much Bleph-10, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

Store at 8°-25°C (46°-77°F).

Protect from light.

This medication, upon long standing, will darken in color and should be discarded.