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Sulfacetamide Sodium / Sulfur Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed on September 15, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 10%-5%; 10%-1%; 10%-2%; 9.5%-5%; 10%-5% with emollients; 10%-4%; 9%-4%; 8%-4%; 9%-4.5%; 9.8%-4.8%; 10%-4% with cleanser; 9%-4.5% with cleanser; 10%-4.5%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4.5% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-1% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical foam:
Wash affected area. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 2 times daily. If removing, rinse off after 1 to 2 minutes.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical pad:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical foam:
Cleanse thoroughly and pat dry. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 3 times daily.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical pad:
1 to 2 times daily, wet cloth and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Throw cloth away.

Usual Adult Dose for Acne Rosacea

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4.5% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-1% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical foam:
Wash affected area. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 2 times daily. If removing, rinse off after 1 to 2 minutes.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical pad:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical foam:
Cleanse thoroughly and pat dry. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 3 times daily.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical pad:
1 to 2 times daily, wet cloth and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Throw cloth away.

Usual Adult Dose for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4.5% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-1% topical liquid:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical foam:
Wash affected area. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 2 times daily. If removing, rinse off after 1 to 2 minutes.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical pad:
1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical foam:
Cleanse thoroughly and pat dry. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 3 times daily.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical pad:
1 to 2 times daily, wet cloth and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Throw cloth away.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4.5% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-1% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical foam:
12 years or older: Wash affected area. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 2 times daily. If removing, rinse off after 1 to 2 minutes.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical pad:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical foam:
12 years or older: Cleanse thoroughly and pat dry. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 3 times daily.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical pad:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet cloth and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Throw cloth away.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne Rosacea

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4.5% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-1% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical foam:
12 years or older: Wash affected area. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 2 times daily. If removing, rinse off after 1 to 2 minutes.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical pad:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical foam:
12 years or older: Cleanse thoroughly and pat dry. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 3 times daily.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical pad:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet cloth and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Throw cloth away.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 9%-4.5% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-1% topical liquid:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical foam:
12 years or older: Wash affected area. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 2 times daily. If removing, rinse off after 1 to 2 minutes.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical pad:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet skin and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical foam:
12 years or older: Cleanse thoroughly and pat dry. Massage foam into affected area 1 to 3 times daily.

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% topical pad:
12 years or older: 1 to 2 times daily, wet cloth and work into a full lather. Cleanse face for 10 to 20 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Throw cloth away.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 8%-4% suspension, sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-4% topical liquid and sulfacetamide sodium-sulfur topical 10%-5% foam are not to be used by those with kidney disease.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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