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sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical

Pronunciation: SUL fa SEET a mide SOE dee um and SUL fur TOP i kal

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What is the most important information I should know about sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

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You should not use this medication if you are allergy to sulfa drugs or if you have kidney disease.

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor has told you to.

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Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical unless your doctor tells you to.

What is sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

Sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur are antibiotic that fight bacteria.

The combination of sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis (a red, flaking skin rash).

Sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

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You should not use this medication if you are allergy to sulfa drugs or if you have kidney disease.

To make sure you can safely use this medication, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.

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FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

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It is not known whether sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

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Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.

Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor has told you to.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

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Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.

Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical unless your doctor tells you to.

What are the possible side effects of sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • new or worsening skin rash;
  • joint pain;
  • fever; or
  • mouth sores.

Less serious side effects may include redness, warmth, swelling, itching, stinging, burning, or irritation of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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