Slideshows Images Quizzes

Copyright © 2018 by RxList Inc. RxList does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.


Last reviewed on RxList: 9/18/2019
Sumadan Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 9/18/2019

Sumadan (sodium sulfacetamide 9% and sulfur 4.5%) Wash is a combination of an antibiotic and a peeling (keratolytic) agent indicated for the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. Side effects of Sumadan Wash are uncommon and may include local irritation.

Apply Sumadan Wash once or twice daily to affected areas, or as directed by your physician. Wet skin and liberally apply Sumadan Wash to areas to be cleansed. Massage gently into skin for 10-20 seconds, working into a full lather, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Sumadan Wash may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Sumadan Wash; it is unknown if it would harm a fetus. It is unknown if Sumadan Wash passes into breast milk or if it would affect a nursing infant. Small amounts of orally administered sulfonamides pass into breast milk. Use caution and consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Sumadan (sodium sulfacetamide 9% and sulfur 4.5%) Wash 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.


Acne is the result of an allergy. See Answer
Sumadan Professional Information


Although rare, sodium sulfacetamide may cause local irritation.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sumadan (Sodium Sulfacetamide Wash)


Skin Health: 15 Tips for Clear Skin See Slideshow
Related Resources for Sumadan

© Sumadan Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Sumadan Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors