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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.

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