Sulfacetamide Sodium And Sulfur Topical

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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.

Adverse effects

  •     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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