sulfacetamide/urea scalp lotion - topical, Carmol
GENERIC NAME: SULFACETAMIDE/UREA SCALP LOTION - TOPICAL (sull-fuh-SEET-uh-mide/you-REE-uh)
BRAND NAME(S): Carmol
USES: This medication is used to treat flaking skin problems (e.g., dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis) or certain bacterial skin infections on the scalp. Sulfacetamide is known as a sulfa antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Urea helps to moisturize the skin.
HOW TO USE: If your hair and scalp are oily or contain a lot of flakes/scales, then wash your hair first with a mild shampoo before applying this medication.Use this medication on the skin only. For flaking skin problems, part your hair 1 section at a time and apply a small amount of the medication along the part line. Repeat with other affected areas of your scalp until the entire affected area is moistened. Then massage the medication well into the scalp with your fingers. Remove any extra lotion or large scales by gently brushing the scalp. If you are using this medication at bedtime, leave the medication on overnight or as directed by your doctor. For bacterial skin infections, apply a small amount of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in.Wash your hands after using. If you have any questions regarding the use of this medication, consult the pharmacist.For flaking skin problems, you will usually use the medication once or twice daily. If your doctor directs you to use it once a day, you will usually use it at bedtime. For bacterial skin infections, apply this medication usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.How often you apply the medication is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For flaking skin problems, your doctor may instruct you to apply the medication less frequently as your condition gets better. Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. Do not apply more often or use longer than prescribed.This medication may darken slightly over time. This darkening does not change the effectiveness or safety of the medication.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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