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What is Acnotex (sulfur topical)?
Topical sulfur causes drying and peeling of the skin. This allows excess oil and dirt to be easily washed away.
Sulfur topical is used to treat acne.
Sulfur topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Who should not use Acnotex (sulfur topical)?
Do not use sulfur topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. It could make these conditions much worse. Also avoid using sulfur topical on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.
Do not use sulfur topical during treatment with other topical acne products unless otherwise directed with your doctor. The combination could lead to severe skin irritation.
It is not known whether sulfur topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use sulfur topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether sulfur passes into breast milk. Do not use sulfur topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use Acnotex (sulfur topical)?
Use sulfur topical exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the instructions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.
Shake lotions well before using them.
Clean and dry the area to which you will apply sulfur topical. Apply the medication to the affected area.
When applying sulfur topical, avoid your eyes, the inside of your nose and mouth, your lips, and areas where the skin is broken to prevent excessive irritation. If you get medication in any of these areas, rinse it off with water.
Do not cover the affected area after applying sulfur topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by your body and could be harmful.
Sulfur topical is usually applied one to three times daily.
It may take several weeks or more to see the effects of this drug. Do not stop using sulfur topical if you do not see results immediately.
Apply sulfur topical less often if you experience excessive burning, dryness, or irritation.
Store sulfur topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only your next regularly scheduled dose.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of sulfur topical is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, or if sulfur topical has been ingested, call a poison control center or emergency room for advice.
Acnotex Drug Class
Acnotex is part of the drug classes:
Preparations containing sulfur
Other anti acne preparations for topical use
For the Consumer
Applies to sulfur topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution
Along with its needed effects, sulfur topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking sulfur topical:
- Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
Some side effects of sulfur topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to sulfur topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical soap
Dermatologic side effects including skin irritation, redness, and peeling have been reported.[Ref]
Some side effects of sulfur topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.