Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Plexion (sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%) is a sulfonamide and antibacterial cleanser used to help treat acne and other skin conditions. Plexion is available in generic form. Common side effects of Plexion include:
- skin redness
Tell your doctor if you experience rare but serious side effects of Plexion including:
- unusual weakness or fatigue
- dark urine
- yellowing eyes or skin
- other signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat)
- easy bruising or bleeding
- aching or swollen joints
The recommended dosage of Plexion is one or two applications daily. Other drugs may interact with Plexion. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not share this medication with others. Before using Plexion tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have kidney disease or are breastfeeding. If you are pregnant only use Plexion if clearly needed.
Our Plexion (sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: cracked skin.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual weakness/fatigue, dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin, other signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, aching/swollen joints.
You may be at increased risk for side effects if this medication is used on raw or broken skin. Consult your doctor for details.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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