Sulfacetamide Sodium

Sulfacetamide Sodium

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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Although rare, sensitivity to sulfacetamide sodium 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.

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Sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur cleanser is indicated in the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.


There is currently no drug history available for this drug.

Other Information

Sulfacetamide sodium is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity while sulfur acts as a keratolytic agent. Chemically sulfacetamide sodium is N-[(4-aminophenyl) sulfonyI]-acetamide, monosodium salt, monohydrate. The structural formula is:

Structural Formula

Each gram of sulfacetamide sodium USP 10% and sulfur USP 5% contains 100 mg of Sodium Sulfacetamide USP and 50 mg of Sulfur USP in a cream containing: Benzyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Hamaelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Kaolin, Propanediol, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Quillaja (Quillaia) saponaria Extract, Silicon Dioxide, and Sodium Thiosulfate.

Sulfacetamide Sodium Manufacturers

  • Ascend Laboratories, Llc
    Sulfacetamide Sodium, Sulfur Lotion [Ascend Laboratories, Llc]
  • A-s Medication Solutions Llc
    Sulfacetamide Sodium (Sulfaccetamide Sodium) Solution/ Drops [A-s Medication Solutions Llc]
  • Trinity Pharmaceuticals, Llc
    Sulfacetamide Sodium, Sulfur Lotion [Trinity Pharmaceuticals, Llc]
  • Biocomp Pharma, Inc.
    Sulfacetamide Sodium Liquid [Biocomp Pharma, Inc.]
  • Biocomp Pharma, Inc.
    Sulfacetamide Sodium, Sulfur Emulsion [Biocomp Pharma, Inc.]

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