- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur when using Sterilid-V?
Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:
- Irritation of the eye
- Stinging or burning sensation
- Opportunistic fungal infections
- Change in mental state and behavior
- Insomnia or sleep disturbances
- Increase intraocular pressure
- Vision loss
- Impaired healing
- Skin atrophy
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these serious, potentially fatal drug reactions:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)
However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Sterilid-V?
This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.
To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.
Drugs with known interactions:
- CYP3A4 inhibitors
- Oral contraceptives
- Rifampicin, rifabutin
- Carbamazepine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin, primidone
- Hypoglycemic agents
- Neuromuscular blockers
- Cardiac glycosides
- Coumarin anticoagulants
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, do not stop taking this drug. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.
Does food or alcohol interact with Sterilid-V?
This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Sterilid-V?
This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:
- Myasthenia gravis
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
Instill 2 drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) every 4 hours. If symptoms do not improve after 48 hours, the dose may need to be adjusted or the drug should be substituted.
What is the dose for a child?
There is no established pediatric dose. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Sterilid-V available?
This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Sterile suspension ophthalmic drops sulfacetamide Na 10% + prednisolone acetate 0.25%
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.