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Rosula foam

Generic Name: sodium sulfacetamide 10%/sulfur 4% (SO-dee-um SUL-fa-SEET-a-mide/SUL-fur)
Brand Name: Rosula

Rosula foam is used for:

Treating acne, rosacea, and seborrhea. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Rosula foam is an antibacterial and keratolytic combination. The antibacterial works by killing sensitive bacteria. The keratolytic helps to loosen and shed hard, scaly skin.

Do NOT use Rosula foam if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Rosula foam or to a sulfonamide (eg, sulfamethoxazole)
  • you have kidney problems

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Rosula foam:

Some medical conditions may interact with Rosula foam. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have eczema
  • if the skin at the application site is scraped, cut, or damaged

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Rosula foam. Because little, if any, of Rosula foam is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Rosula foam may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Rosula foam:

Use Rosula foam as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash the affected skin and gently pat dry with a clean towel before each use of Rosula foam.
  • Shake well before each use, then gently tap the bottom of the can on a firm surface or in the palm of the hand. Tap 1 to 2 times, then shake and tap again.
  • Turn the can upside down. The can may not deliver medicine correctly if it is used in an upright position. Dispense a small amount of the medicine (not larger than the size of a golf ball) onto your fingertips. Gently massage the foam into the affected area.
  • If your doctor has told you to leave Rosula foam on, be sure to wipe off any excess medicine after you apply it.
  • If your doctor has told you to wash Rosula foam off, wait 1 to 2 minutes after you apply it, then rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Rosula foam, unless your hands are part of the affected area.
  • Use Rosula foam on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
  • Continue to use Rosula foam even if your condition improves. Do not miss any doses
  • If you miss a dose of Rosula foam, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rosula foam.

Important safety information:

  • Rosula foam is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you get Rosula foam in any of these areas, rinse them immediately with cool water.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
  • Do not apply Rosula foam over large areas of the body or to open wounds or scraped, infected, or burned skin without first checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use Rosula foam for other skin conditions at a later time.
  • Rosula foam may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
  • Rosula foam should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Rosula foam can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Rosula foam while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Rosula foam, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Rosula foam:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild redness or peeling of the skin.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent skin irritation; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea, yellowing of the skin or eyes); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusually pale skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Rosula foam may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of ingestion may include change in the amount of urine; nausea; vomiting.

Proper storage of Rosula foam:

Store Rosula foam at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Avoid temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Store the can upright, away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep Rosula foam out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Rosula foam, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Rosula foam is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Rosula foam or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Rosula foam. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Rosula foam. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Rosula foam.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

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