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Blephamide (Sulfacetamide Sodium / Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic) - Summary



(sulfacetamide sodium – prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension, USP) 10%/0.2%

BLEPHAMIDE® (sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone acetate ophthalmic ointment, USP) is a sterile topical ophthalmic ointment combining an antibacterial and a corticosteroid.

BLEPHAMIDE® ophthalmic ointment is indicated for steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where superficial bacterial ocular infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.

Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain diminution in edema and inflammation. They are also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation or thermal burns or penetration of foreign bodies.

The use of a combination drug with an anti-infective component is indicated where the risk of superficial ocular infection is high or where there is an expectation that potentially dangerous numbers of bacteria will be present in the eye.

The particular antibacterial drug in this product is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus ( viridans group), Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella species, and Enterobacter species.

The product does not provide adequate coverage against: Neisseria species, Pseudomonas species, and Serratia marcescens.

A significant percentage of staphylococcal isolates are completely resistant to sulfa drugs.

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