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Rosaderm Cleanser

Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical (SUL fa SEET a mide SOE dee um and SUL fur TOP i kal)
Brand Name: Avar Cleanser, BP 10-Wash, Clarifoam EF, Garimide, Plexion, Prascion Cleanser, Rosanil Cleanser, Sulfacleans 8/4, Sumadan, Sumaxin, Sumaxin CP, Suphera, Virti-Sulf, Zencia Wash

What is Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical)?

Sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur are antibiotic that fight bacteria.

Sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis (a red, flaking skin rash).

Sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical)?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or if you have kidney disease.

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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical)?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or if you have kidney disease.

To make sure sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical is safe for you, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine.

It is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.

Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor has told you to.

Use sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical)?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.

Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical unless your doctor tells you to.

Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • new or worsening skin rash;

  • joint pain;

  • fever; or

  • mouth sores.

Common side effects may include:

  • redness, warmth, swelling, itching, stinging, burning, or irritation of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Rosaderm Cleanser (sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical)?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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