Gantrisin Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Sulfisoxazole acetyl
SULFISOXAZOLE (Gantrisin®) is a sulfonamide antibiotic. Sulfisoxazole stops the growth of certain bacteria. It treats urinary tract and some other infections.
- The usual dose for children 2 months of age or older is 150 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight divided into 4 to 6 doses taken over 24 hours.
- The usual starting dose is one-half of the regular dose, or 75 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight divided into 4 to 6 doses taken over 24 hours. Doses should not exceed 6 grams over 24 hours.
Uses of Gantrisin
- The ophthalmic form of sulfisoxazole is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
- Sulfisoxazole ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Side Effects of Gantrisin
If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Gantrisin. Side effects may include:
- tarry stools
- inability to fall or stay asleep
Warnings and precautions before taking Gantrisin:
- Be sure doctor knows your complete medical history, including such as allergies (especially drug allergies).
- This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. So you should avoid prolonged sun exposure; use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
- If your child develops a skin rash, stop Gantrisin therapy and call your doctor. Also notify the doctor if your child develops diarrhea.
- An analysis of urine and kidney function should be performed by your doctor during treatment with Gantrisin, especially if your child has a kidney problem.
Drug Interaction :-
If you are taking certain drugs with Gantrisin, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Gantrisin medicine. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Gantrisin with the following:
- Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
- Methotrexate, an anticancer drug
- Oral diabetes drugs such as Micronase
When you are taking Gantrisin, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an Gantrisin overdose may include:-
- Blood or sediment in the urine
- blue tinge to the skin
- lack or loss of appetite
- yellowing of skin and whites of eyes
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