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sulfur topical (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Liquimat, Sulpho-Lac, more...Aqua KAVI, De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment, Grandpa�s Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur, Unblemish Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

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  • 1% (Aqua KAVI)
  • 3% (Grandpa’s Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur)
  • 5% (Sulfpho-Lac)

topical ointment

  • 0.5%
  • 5%
  • 6%
  • 10% (De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment)

topical cream

  • 5%

cleanser

  • 3% (Unblemish Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash)
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Acne Vulgaris

Lotion/cream/ointment: After cleansing, apply sparingly to affected area(s) up to BID/TID

Cleanser/bar: May use qDay or BID; gently massage cleanser onto wet face and neck until lathered; rinse thoroughly

Product content varies, check individual labeling

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Ointment: Apply 5-10% to affected area and rub in gently qDay/BID; apply to clean, dry skin

Scabies (Off-label)

Use 6% ointment qHS x3 days

Wash entire body with soap and water and dry thoroughly

Apply to entire body from neck down and rub in gently; leave on for 24 hr

Thoroughly wash entire body with soap and water 24 hr after last treatment

Dosage Forms & Strengths

bar

  • 1% (Aqua KAVI)
  • 3% (Grandpa’s Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur)
  • 5% (Sulfpho-Lac)

topical ointment

  • 0.5%
  • 5%
  • 6%
  • 10% (De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment)

topical cream

  • 5%

cleanser

  • 3% (Unblemish Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash)
more...

Acne Vulgaris

Adolescents

Lotion/cream/ointment: After cleansing, apply sparingly to affected area(s) up to BID/TID

Cleanser/bar: May use qDay or BID; gently massage cleanser onto wet face and neck until lathered; rinse thoroughly

Product content varies, check individual labeling

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Ointment: Apply 5-10% to affected area and rub in gently qDay/BID; apply to clean, dry skin

Scabies (Off-label)

Use 6% ointment qHS x3 days

Wash entire body with soap and water and dry thoroughly

Apply to entire body from neck down and rub in gently; leave on for 24 hr

Thoroughly wash entire body with soap and water 24 hr after last treatment

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Erythema

Excessive desquamation

Skin irritation/inflammation

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

External use only

Do not use on skin that is broken, sun- or wind-burned, dry, irritated, or with existing skin rash

Avoid contact with eyes or mucus membranes

Discontinue if excessive skin irritation develops

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: insufficient data; drug absorbed through intact and 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

Elicits antiseptic, antiparasitic, antiseborrheic, and keratolytic actions

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