Rosula Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Rosula (sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 4%) is an antibacterial clarifying wash is indicated in the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. Rosula is available in generic form. Side effects of Rosula are uncommon but it may cause local irritation. Serious side effects of Rosula may include:
- skin loss
- acute hemolytic anemia
- purpura hemorrhagica
- drug fever
- yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice), and
- contact dermatitis due to hypersensitivity to sulfonamides
Rosula is available in a 16 fluid-ounce (473 mL) bottle. Patients should wash affected area once or twice daily or as directed. Wet skin and liberally apply to areas to be cleansed, massage gently into skin for 10-20 seconds, working into a full lather, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. If drying occurs, it may be controlled by rinsing off clarifying wash sooner or using less often. Patients should be carefully observed for possible local irritation or sensitization during long-term therapy. Rosula may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It also is not known whether Rosula can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Rosula should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. It is not known whether sodium sulfacetamide is excreted in human milk following topical use of Rosula However, small amounts of orally administered sulfonamides have been reported to be eliminated in human milk. In view of this and because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Rosula is administered to a nursing woman. Safety and effectiveness in children under the age of 12 have not been established for Rosula.
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This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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