Gantrisin (acetyl sulfisoxazole pediatric suspension) (sulfisoxazole) is an antibacterial sulfonamide available as a pediatric
suspension for oral administration. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of the pediatric
suspension contains the equivalent of approximately 0.5 gm sulfisoxazole in
the form of acetyl sulfisoxazole in a vehicle containing 0.3% alcohol, carboxymethylcellulose
(sodium), citric acid, methylcellulose, parabens (methyl and propyl), partial
invert sugar, sodium citrate, sorbitan monolaurate, sucrose, flavors and water.
Acetyl sulfisoxazole, the tasteless form of sulfisoxazole, is N1-acetyl
sulfisoxazole and must be distinguished from N4-acetyl sulfisoxazole,
which is a metabolite of sulfisoxazole. Acetyl sulfisoxazole is a white or slightly
yellow, crystalline powder that is slightly soluble in alcohol and practically
insoluble in water. Acetyl sulfisoxazole has a molecular weight of 309.34 and
the following structural formula:
What are the possible side effects of sulfisoxazole ()?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
- cough, feeling short of breath, pale skin, joint pain, unusual bruising;
- fast or pounding heartbeat;
- blue lips or fingernails, feeling light-headed, fainting;
- swelling around your neck or throat;
- urinating more or less than...
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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/16/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.