What is Acetyl Sulfisoxazole Pediatric Suspension?

Acetyl Sulfisoxazole Pediatric Suspension is no longer available in the United States.

Acetyl Sulfisoxazole Pediatric Suspension is used to treat urinary tract infections in children. It is also known by the brand name Gantrisin.

Acetyl Sulfisoxazole Pediatric Suspension can be understood by looking at the components of its name. Sulfisozole is the generic drug name for Gantrisin. Pediactric Suspension refers to how the drug is taken, which is orally by children. Acetyl Sulfisoxazole is the tasteless form of Sulfisoxazole found in Acetyl Sulfisoxazole Pediatric Suspension or Gantrisin.

In addition to serious or ongoing urinary tract infections such as pyelitis, pyelonephritis, and cystitis, Gantrisin is used to treat bacterial meningitis. It is often prescribed for children who have come into contact with the bacteria as well. Gantrisin can be used to treat other bacterial infections including eye infections like trachoma and inclusion conjunctivitis, the bacterial disease nocardiosis, and the venereal disease chancroid.

Gantrisin is often used with penicillin or erythromycin to treat middle ear infections and in combination with pyrimethamine to treat the parasite disease toxoplasmosis.

In some cases, Gantrisin has been used to treat malaria when other medications are unsuccessful. Gantrisin treats these diseases by stopping the growth of bacteria and other organisms and it belongs to the class of drugs sulfa antibiotics.

Continue Learning about Pharmacology

Beware of Frauds and the Damage They Can Do
Beware of Frauds and the Damage They Can Do
Whether it’s the true story of Frank Abignale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Catch Me If You Can, or a male sexual enhancement product called XtraHRD—ini...
Read More
What are the effects of prescription stimulants?
Howard J. Shaffer, PhDHoward J. Shaffer, PhD
Stimulants boost alertness, attention, and energy. They also ward off sleep and suppress appetit...
More Answers
How do statin drugs affect aging?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Since the statins are relatively new (under twelve years of widespread use), we do not know whet...
More Answers
What Is an International Unit?
What Is an International Unit?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.