- use in the treatment of conjunctivitis and superficial ocular infections caused by susceptible organisms
- acts through inhibition of bacterial folic and synthesis
- local irritation, stinging, burning
- hypersensitivity reaction
- do NOT use solutions if colored
- overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms may occur
- 10% ophthalmic solution - 1 to 2 drops into affected eye(s) (lower conjunctival sac) up to every 2 to 3h
- 10% ophthalmic ointment - small amount into affected eye(s) (lower conjunctival sac) 2 to 4 times daily
- 10% ophthalmic ointment
- 10% or 30% ophthalmic solution (Note: 30% ophthalmic solution may be very irritating - 10% is usual strength for neonates. All orders for ophthalmic solution MUST specify strength.)
- Krogh CME et al (ed): Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties, Canadian Pharmaceutical Association, 1992.
- Bhatt DR, Furman GI, Reber DJ et al: Neonatal Drug Formulary, 1990-1991, 2nd Edition, Fontana, California 92334.
- Taketomo CK, Hodding JH and Kraus DM: Pediatric Dosage Handbook, Lexi-Comp Inc., Cleveland, 1992.