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Carmol Scalp Side Effects

Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium / urea topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about sulfacetamide sodium / urea topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Carmol Scalp.

For the Consumer

Applies to sulfacetamide sodium / urea topical: topical lotion, topical pad

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

Stop using sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, sore throat, body aches, flu symptoms;

  • mouth sores;

  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;

  • dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or

  • warmth, swelling, oozing, or other signs of skin infection; or

  • severe burning, stinging, swelling, or redness of your skin after applying this medicine.

Less serious side effects may include mild skin irritation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sulfacetamide sodium / urea topical: topical lotion, topical pad

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects, including irritation, have been reported rarely.

Hypersensitivity side effects associated with sulfonamides, including topical sulfonamides, have included Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. A case of local hypersensitivity which progressed to a fatal syndrome resembling systemic lupus erythematosus has also been reported. Sensitization may recur upon reexposure to sulfonamides by different routes of administration.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects associated with sulfonamides have included agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, and other blood dyscrasias.[Ref]

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects associated with sulfonamides have included fulminant hepatic necrosis.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Carmol Scalp (sodium sulfacetamide-urea topical)." Doak Dermatologics Division, Fairfield, NJ.

2. "Product Information. Rosula NS (sodium sulfacetamide-urea topical)." Doak Dermatologics Division, Fairfield, NJ.

Some side effects of Carmol Scalp may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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