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Sodium Sulfactamide and Sulfur Wash

Dosage Form: topical wash

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SODIUM
SULFACETAMIDE 9%
& SULFUR 4.5%
Wash

Rx only

Sodium Sulfactamide and Sulfur Wash Description

Sodium Sulfacetamide is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity while sulfur acts as a keratolytic agent. Chemically, Sodium Sulfacetamide is N-{(4-aminophenyl)sulfony}-acetamide, monosodium salt, monohydrate.

The structural formula is:

Each gram of Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% & Sulfur 4.5% Wash contains 90 mg of sodium sulfacetamide and 45 mg of sulfur in a formulation consisting of: aloe vera, fragrance, butylated hydroxytoluene, cetyl alcohol. disodium EDTA, disodium oleamido MEA sulfosuccinate, glyceryl stearate [and] PEG-100 stearate, green tea extract, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium methyl cocoyl tau rate, sodium thiosulfate, stearyl alcohol and xanthan gum.

Sodium Sulfactamide and Sulfur Wash - Clinical Pharmacology

The most widely accepted mechanism of action of sulfonamides in the Woods-Fildes theory which is based on the fact that sulfonamides act as competitive antagonists to para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), an essential component for bacterial growth. While absorption through intact skin has not been determined, Sodium Sulfacetamide is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract when taken orally and excreted in the urine, largely unchanged. The biological half-life has variously been reported as 7 to 12.8 hours.The exact mode of action of sulfur in the treatment of acne is unknown, but it has been reported that it inhibits the growth of Propionibacterium acnes and the formation of free fatty acids.

Indications and Usage for Sodium Sulfactamide and Sulfur Wash

Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash is indicated in the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.

Contraindications

Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash is contraindicated for use by patients having known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides, sulfur or any other component of this preparation. Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash is not to be used by patients with kidney disease.

Warnings

Although rare, sensitivity to Sodium Sulfacetamide may occur. Therefore, caution and careful supervision should be observed when prescribing this drug for patients who may be prone to hypersensitivity to topical sulfonamides. Systemic toxic reactions such as agranulocytosis, acute hemolytic anemia, purpura hemorrhagica, drug fever, jaundice, and contact dermatitis indicate hypersensitivity to sulfonamides. Particular caution should be employed if areas of denuded or abraded skin are involved.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Keep container tightly closed.

Precautions

General

If irritation develops, use of this product should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Patients should be very carefully observed for possible local irritation or sensitization during long-term therapy. The object of this therapy is to achieve desquamation without irritation, but Sodium Sulfacetamide and Sulfur can cause reddening and scaling of the epidermis. These side effects are not unusual in the treatment of acne vulgaris, but patients should be cautioned about the possibility.

Information for Patients

Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips and mucuos membranes. If accidental contact occures, rinse with water. If excessive irritation develops, discontinue use and consult your physician.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis and Impairment of Fertility

Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential.

Pregnancy

Category C

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash. It is also not known whether Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether Sodium Sulfacetamide is excreted in human milk following topical use of Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash. However, small amounts of orally administered sulfonamides have been reported to be eliminated in human milk. In view of this and because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in children under the age of 12 has not been established.

Adverse Reactions

Although rare, sodium sulfacetamide may cause local irritation.

Sodium Sulfactamide and Sulfur Wash Dosage and Administration

Apply Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash once or twice daily to affected areas or as directed by your physician. Wet skin and liberally apply to areas to be cleansed. Massage gently into skin for 10-20 seconds, working into a lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. If drying occurs, it may be controlled by rinsing off Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash sooner or using less often.

How is Sodium Sulfactamide and Sulfur Wash Supplied

Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% and Sulfur 4.5% Wash is available in in a 16 oz (454 g) bottle, NDC 54295-301-21.

STORAGE

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (between 59°F and 86°F). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 25°C (77°F), however such exposure should be minimized. Protect from freezing.



KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN

Manufactured by:
Trinity Pharmaceuticals, LLC
2255 Glades Road, Suite 324A, Boca Raton, FL 33431
TrinityPharmallc.com

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 454 g Bottle Label

NDC 54295-301-21

Rx only

For topical use only

Not for ophthalmic use

Sodium
Sulfacetamide 9%
& Sulfur 4.5%
Wash

Trinity
Pharmaceuticals

Net WT. 16 oz. (454 g)

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 454 g Bottle Carton

NDC 54295-301-21

Rx only

For topical use only

Not for ophthalmic use

Sodium
Sulfacetamide 9%
& Sulfur 4.5%
Wash

Trinity
Pharmaceuticals

Net WT. 16 oz. (454 g)

SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE 9 SULFUR 4.5 WASH 
sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur rinse
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:54295-301
Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Sulfacetamide Sodium (Sulfacetamide) Sulfacetamide Sodium 9 mg  in 1 g
Sulfur (Sulfur) Sulfur 4.5 mg  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
ALOE VERA LEAF  
BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE  
CETYL ALCOHOL  
EDETATE DISODIUM  
DISODIUM OLEAMIDO MEA-SULFOSUCCINATE  
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE  
PEG-100 STEARATE  
GREEN TEA LEAF  
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE  
METHYLPARABEN  
PROPYLPARABEN  
WATER  
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE  
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE  
SODIUM THIOSULFATE  
STEARYL ALCOHOL  
XANTHAN GUM  
Product Characteristics
Color YELLOW Score     
Shape Size
Flavor Imprint Code
Contains         
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:54295-301-21 1 BOTTLE (BOTTLE) in 1 CARTON
1 454 g in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER 08/26/2014
Labeler - Trinity Pharmaceuticals, LLC (078671698)
Registrant - Trinity Pharmaceuticals, LLC (078671698)
Revised: 08/2014
 
Trinity Pharmaceuticals, LLC
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