resorcinol/sulfur (OTC)

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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

resorcinol/sulfur

topical

  • 2%/4%
  • 2%/5%
  • 2%/8%
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Acne Vulgaris

After cleansing, apply sparingly to affected area(s) up to TID

Product content varies, check individual labeling

Dosage Forms & Strengths

resorcinol/sulfur

topical

  • 2%/4%
  • 2%/5%
  • 2%/8%
more...

Acne Vulgaris

Adolescents: As adults; after cleansing, apply sparingly to affected area(s) up to TID

Product content varies, check individual labeling

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Erythema

Excessive desquamation

Skin irritation/inflammation

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Existing skin rash or irritation

Cautions

External use only

Discontinue if excessive skin irritation develops

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: insufficient data; drug absorbed through intact & broken skin

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Resorcinol and sulfur are keratolytic agents

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