sulfacetamide/sulfur cleanser - topical, Avar, Plexion, Rosanil Cleanse
GENERIC NAME: SULFACETAMIDE/SULFUR CLEANSER - TOPICAL (sull-fuh-SEET-uh-mide/SULL-fur)
BRAND NAME(S): Avar, Plexion, Rosanil Cleanser, Rosula
USES: This medication is used as a cleansing product to help treat acne and other skin conditions (e.g., seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea). This product contains an antibacterial agent and a drying agent which promotes shedding of the top layer of skin (keratolysis).
HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the skin only. Clean off make-up, oil and excess dirt from your face with a gentle cleanser before using this product. Wet the affected areas of skin before washing with this medication.If you are using the liquid cleanser product, apply a generous layer of medication once or twice daily; or use as directed by your doctor. Gently massage it into the affected skin for 10 to 20 seconds until a full lather forms; rinse thoroughly and pat dry.If you are using the cleansing cloth product, wash the affected areas with a cleansing cloth once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. First wet your face with water. Then wet the cloth with a little water and work into a full lather. Cleanse your face with the cloth for 10-20 seconds. Do not get the lather into your eyes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.If excessive drying occurs, you may need to rinse the cleanser off sooner or use it less often. Avoid getting any of this medication in the eyes, on the lips, or inside the nose or mouth. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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