GENERIC NAME: SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE SUSPENSION - TOPICAL (ACNE ONLY) (sull-fuh-SEET-uh-mide)
BRAND NAME(S): Klaron
USES: This medication is used to treat acne. It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria on the skin that can worsen acne. Sodium sulfacetamide belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics.
HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the skin only.Shake the container well before each use. With clean hands, apply a thin film of the lotion to the areas of skin with acne, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you do get medication into these areas, rinse with plenty of water.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use large amounts of this medication, use it more often, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may be increased.Tell your doctor if your acne does not improve after a few weeks. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if your acne worsens, or if you develop a rash or other serious side effects. See Side Effects section.
SIDE EFFECTS: Skin redness, irritation, stinging, and burning at the application site may occur and lessen over time as your body adjusts to the medication. 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.
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