sodium sulfacetamide/sulfur - topical, Plexion TS, Rosula, Zetacet (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Clean the area of skin with a mild cleanser and water and dry completely. Shake the container well before each use. Apply a thin film of the product to the areas of skin with acne, rosacea, or seborrhea, usually 1-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Keep this medication away from the eyes/lips/nostrils. Do not apply to areas of skin that are cracked or raw. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.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 use more of this medication, use it more frequently, or keep using it for longer than prescribed. Your acne will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may be increased.Inform your doctor if your acne does not improve after 1 month, or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Skin redness/itching/swelling/flaking at the site of application may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, 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.Although this effect is unlikely with sulfa medications that are applied to the skin, some rare but serious side effects have occurred with other sulfa antibiotics when taken by mouth. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: persistent nausea, vomiting, weakness, tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, loss of appetite, dark urine, painful/swollen joints, fever, new cough, easy bleeding/bruising, sudden weakness, pale skin, fast breathing.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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