What is this medication?

SULFACETAMIDE; SULFUR (sul fa SEE ta mide; sul fur) is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used on the skin to treat acne, rosacea, or seborrhea.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): AVAR, AVAR LS, BP 10-1 Wash, BP Cleansing Wash, CERISA, Claris, Clenia, Garimide, Plexion, Plexion Cloths, Prascion, Prascion AV, Prascion FC, Rosac, Rosaderm, Rosanil, Rosula, Sulfamez, Sulfatol, SulZee, Sumadan, Sumaxin, Sumaxin Cleansing Pads, Zencia, Zetacet

What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this medication?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wet skin and gently wash the affected area for 10 to 20 seconds until full lather appears. Rinse with water and gently pat dry. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used on children as young as 12 years old, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medication?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

If you get any sign of an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and call your doctor or health care professional for advice.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medication?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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