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Sumaxin

Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium and sulfur topical (SUL fa SEET a mide SOE dee um and SUL fur TOP i kal)
Brand Name: Avar, BP 10-Wash, Clarifoam EF, Garimide, Plexion, Prascion Cleanser, Rosanil Cleanser, Rosula, Sulfacleans 8/4, Sumadan, Sumaxin, Suphera, Virti-Sulf, Zencia Wash
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Drug Information:
Sulfacetamide Sodium and Sulfur are antibiotic that fight bacteria. Sumaxin (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis (a red, flaking skin rash). Sumaxin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Sumaxin if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or if you have kidney disease. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or if you have kidney disease. To make sure Sumaxin is safe for you, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Learn more

Sumaxin Side Effects

Sumaxin Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Sumaxin.

Applies to sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur topical: external cream, external emulsion, external foam, external gel, external kit, external liquid, external lotion, external pad, external suspension

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.
  • Rarely, very bad effects have happened with sulfa drugs. Sometimes, these have been deadly. These effects have included liver problems, blood problems, and very bad skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis). Call your doctor right away if you have a rash; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; red or irritated eyes; sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes; fever, chills, or sore throat; cough that is new or worse; feeling very tired or weak; any bruising or bleeding; or signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dry skin.
  • Itching.
  • Skin irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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  • Drug class: topical antibiotics

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  • Sumaxin

Other brands: Avar, Rosula, Plexion, Sulfacleanse 8/4, ... +17 more

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Other Formulations

  • Sumaxin TS (Sulfur and Sulfacetamide Emulsion and Lotion)

Related treatment guides

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Sumaxin (www.drugs.com/mtm/sumaxin.html).