Rosula Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
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 a generic form termed sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur topical. Although rare, Rosula may cause local irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes.
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. Serious side effects may include skin loss, and toxic reactions such as agranulocytosis, acute hemolytic anemia, purpura hemorrhagica, drug fever, jaundice, and contact dermatitis due to hypersensitivity to sulfonamides. 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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Rosula FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Although rare, sodium sulfacetamide may cause local irritation.
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