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
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

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)

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)

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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Images

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Patient Handout

Patient Education
sulfur topical

NO MONOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

USES: Consult your pharmacist.

HOW TO USE: Consult your pharmacist.

SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: No monograph available at this time.

MISSED DOSE: Consult your pharmacist.

STORAGE: Consult your pharmacist.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2021 First Databank, Inc.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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