"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene), a once-daily topical gel for the over-the-counter (OTC) treatment of acne. Differin Gel 0.1% is approved for use in people 12 years of age and older.
(sodium sulfacetamide lotion) Lotion, 10%
Each mL of Klaron® (sodium sulfacetamide lotion) Lotion, 10% contains 100 mg of sodium sulfacetamide in a vehicle consisting of purified water; propylene glycol; lauramide DEA (and) diethanolamine; polyethylene glycol 400, monolaurate; hydroxyethyl cellulose; sodium chloride; sodium metabisulfite; methylparaben; xanthan gum; EDTA and simethicone.
Sodium sulfacetamide is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity. Chemically, sodium sulfacetamide is N' -[(4-aminophenyl) sulfonyl] - acetamide, monosodium salt, monohydrate. The structural formula is:
What are the possible side effects of sulfacetamide sodium topical?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- patchy skin color, red spots, a butterfly-shaped skin rash over your cheeks and nose;
- the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
- joint pain, swelling, or stiffness;
- signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, mouth sores, unusual weakness;
- pale skin, easy...
What are the precautions when taking sodium sulfacetamide lotion (Klaron)?
Before using sulfacetamide lotion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sulfa antibiotics (such as sulfamethoxazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Tell your doctor if there are areas of skin near where this product will be applied that are cut, scraped, burned, or infected. Injured skin may absorb more of this product, and the chance of serious side effects may increase.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/28/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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