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What is sulfacetamide sodium topical?
Sulfacetamide sodium is an antibiotic that fights bacteria on the skin.
Sulfacetamide sodium topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis (red, flaking skin rash), and certain skin infections.
Sulfacetamide sodium topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about sulfacetamide sodium topical?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Usual Adult Dose for Seborrheic Dermatitis
Sodium sulfacetamide 10% topical cream and gel: Apply topically to affected areas twice daily (morning and evening) for 8 to 10 days. As conditions subsides, the interval between applications may be lengthened. Use 1 to 2 times weekly or every other week may prevent reoccurances. If condition recurs, reinitiate treatment.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Secondary Cutaneous Bacterial Infections
>=12 yrs: Sodium sulfacetamide 10% topical cream and gel: Apply topically to affected areas twice daily for 8 to 10 days.