Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% lotion

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each mL of Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% Lotion (Tint Free) as dispensed contains 100 mg of sodium sulfacetamide and 50 mg of sulfur in a lotion of 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, butylparaben, colloidal activated attapulgite, diethanolamine, hydroxyethyl cellulose, iron oxides, lauramide DEA, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol 400 monolaurate, propylene glycol, purified water, simethicone emulsion, sodium chloride, sodium metabisulfite, sodium polynaphthalenesulfonate, talc, xanthan gum, and zinc oxide.

Sodium sulfacetamide is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity while sulfur acts as a keratolytic agent. Chemically sodium sulfacetamide is N'-[(4-aminophenyl) sulfonyl]-acetamide, monosodium salt, monohydrate.

The structural formula is:

Sodium Sulfacetamide structural formula illustration

What are the precautions when taking sulfacetamide and sulfur (Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% lotion)?

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to sodium sulfacetamide or sulfur; or to sulfa antibiotics (such as sulfamethoxazole); or to other ingredients listed on the product package; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems.

Tell your doctor if there are areas of skin near where this product will be applied that are cracked, broken, or raw. Injured skin may absorb more of this product, and the chance of serious side effects may increase.

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SIDE EFFECTS: Mild peeling of the top layer of skin is expected. Skin irritation, redness, and scaling may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, stop using this medication and tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Rarely, sodium sulfacetamide products applied to the skin may be absorbed and may cause serious side effects. Stop using this product and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to sodium sulfacetamide or sulfur; or to sulfa antibiotics (such as sulfamethoxazole); or to other ingredients listed on the product package; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems.

Tell your doctor if there are areas of skin near where this product will be applied that are cracked, broken, or raw. Injured skin may absorb more of this product, and the chance of serious side effects may increase.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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