Monday, March 21, 2011

Sulfacetamide

It is an intermediate acting sulfonamide and is available in the salt form alongwith sodium.

Mechanism of Action:
It competitively inhibits the bacterial enzyme para-aminobenzoic acid resulting in the inhibition of the synthesis of the folic acid.

Uses:
It is used in the treatment of skin infections and orally it is useful in the treatment of Urinary tract infections.
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