This drug possesses antibacterial activity with respect to a few cocci and colon bacillus. It is a long-lasting drug. It is used for treating pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, purulent otitis and meningitis, purulent infections of the urinary tract, dysentery, and others. Synonyms of this drug are sulfapyridazine, sufalex, retasulfin, and many others.
Sulfacetamide: Sulfacetamide, ^-acetylsulfanilamide (33.1.44), is synthesized either by direct alkylation of acetamide with 4-aminobenzenesulfonyl chloride, or by reacting 4-aminobenzenesulfonamide with acetic anhydride and subsequent selective, reductive dea-cylation of the resulting acetamide 33.1.45 using a system of zinc-sodium hydroxide [37,38].
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