Sumaxin Cleansing Pads

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/19/2021
Sumaxin Cleansing Pads Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Are Sumaxin Cleansing Pads?

Sumaxin (sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 4%) Cleansing Pads is a combination of an antibiotic and a peeling (keratolytic) agent indicated in the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.

What Are Side Effects of Sumaxin Cleansing Pads?

Side effects of Sumaxin Cleansing Pads are uncommon and may include:

  • local irritation

Dosage for Sumaxin Cleansing Pads

Wash affected area(s) with Sumaxin Cleansing Pad once or twice daily, or as directed by your physician. Wet area(s) with water. Wet Sumaxin Cleansing Pad with a little water and work into a full lather. Cleanse area(s) with pad for 10-20 seconds, avoiding eyes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Sumaxin Cleansing Pads?

Sumaxin Cleansing Pads may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Sumaxin Cleansing Pads During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Sumaxin Cleansing Pads; it is unknown if it would harm a fetus. It is unknown if Sumaxin Cleansing Pads pass 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.

Additional Information

Our Sumaxin (sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 4%) Cleansing Pads 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.


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