Generic Name: Sulfacetamide Lotion (sul fa SEE ta mide)
Brand Name: Klaron
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 3, 2020.
Uses of Sulfacetamide Lotion:
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Sulfacetamide Lotion?
- If you have an allergy to sulfacetamide sodium or any other part of sulfacetamide lotion.
- If you have a sulfa allergy.
- If you are allergic to sulfacetamide lotion; any part of sulfacetamide lotion; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you are using drugs that have silver in them.
- If you have kidney disease.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with sulfacetamide lotion.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take sulfacetamide lotion with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Sulfacetamide Lotion?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take sulfacetamide lotion. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may stain clothing or fabric.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- If you use sulfacetamide lotion too often, your skin problem may become worse.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are allergic to sulfites, talk with your doctor. Some products have sulfites.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Sulfacetamide Lotion) best taken?
Use sulfacetamide lotion as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take sulfacetamide lotion by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Shake well before use.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Rarely, very bad effects have happened with sulfa drugs. Sometimes, these have been deadly. These effects have included liver problems, blood problems, and very bad skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis). Call your doctor right away if you have a rash; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; red or irritated eyes; sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes; fever, chills, or sore throat; cough that is new or worse; feeling very tired or weak; any bruising or bleeding; or signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- A health problem called lupus has happened with drugs like this one. One death has been reported. Tell your doctor right away if you have signs of lupus like a rash on your cheeks or other body parts, sunburn easy, muscle or joint pain, chest pain or shortness of breath, or swelling in the arms or legs.
What are some other side effects of Sulfacetamide Lotion?
- Skin irritation.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Sulfacetamide Lotion?
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Protect from heat.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about sulfacetamide lotion, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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