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Sulfacetamide sodium topical
SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE LOTION - TOPICAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE LOTION - TOPICAL

(sull-fuh-SEET-uh-mide)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Klaron

Uses

This medication is used to treat acne.

How To Use

Shake well before using. Apply a thin layer to the affected area of the skin, generally twice daily, as directed. Use only on the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes.

Side Effects

Irritation, stinging or burning of the skin may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly: severe redness or scaling of the skin, muscle or joint aches. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, unusual tiredness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, stomach pain, nausea, persistent fever, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: asthma, allergies (especially to other sulfa drugs such as sulfamethoxazole or to sulfites). Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., affecting the skin). Consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: other drugs you apply to the skin for your condition. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.