What is/are Sulfacetamide Sodium And Sulfur Topical?
The drug combination sulfacetamide/sulfur is a topical acne medication manufactured by Medicis under the trade name Plexion and also available under other trade names such as Clenia, Prascion, and Avar. It combines sodium sulfacetamide, a sulfonamide antibiotic, and sulfur, a keratolytic agent. It is available in four formulations: as a cleansing cloth, cleanser, topical suspension, and as a facial mask. The sulfacetamide inhibits the growth of the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes that is associated with acne, while sulfur facilitates the removal of dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores.
- New or worsening skin rash;
- Joint pain;
- Fever; or
- Mouth sores.
Less serious side effects may include redness, warmth, swelling, itching, stinging, burning, or irritation of treated skin.
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