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Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Not sure: There is a chinchilla study on use in ears. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3334819 & http://www. Pubfacts. Com/detail/3334819/Ototoxicity-of-Vasocidin-drops-applied-to-the-chinchilla-middle-ear. ...Read more

Dr. Cheryl Hull
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Sulfacetamide (Definition)

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Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

If it was prescribed: For him by his pediatrician or pediatric ophthalmologist, yes. If it was prescribed for someone else, no, because of risk of cross-contamination. ...Read more

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Are tobramycin drops or sulfacetamide sodium drops more effective in treating conjunctivitis?

Are tobramycin drops or sulfacetamide sodium drops more effective in treating conjunctivitis?

Same: Both can be used to treat conjunctivitis, but ophthalmologist don't use these as often as primary care and emergency medicine providers. ...Read more

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My doc perscribed " sulfacetamide sodium opthalmic solution" for my ears. However, it is treated for my eyes, is this a mistake?

My doc perscribed " sulfacetamide sodium opthalmic solution" for my ears. However, it is treated for my eyes, is this a mistake?

No: No. Ear, nose and throat specialists or otolaryngologists often prescribe ophthalmic antibiotic drops to treat ear infections. They are safe and effective for ear infections. ...Read more

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Help! Could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Help! Could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Antibiotic eye drops: Can be used to treat external ear canal infections as long as this is prescribed by your physician. On the other hand, you should not use ear drops to treat eye infections. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Not for scars: This is not so much for treating scars as it for preventing scars by minimizing bacterial counts and the damage that is done by the bacteria and your bodies response tothe bacteria. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?

Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?

Eye drops: Sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive. ...Read more

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Depends: Claron is an antibiotic topical, and the differin (adapalene) is more like tretinoin, so opens up the pores. Either can be effective, claron if pustules, differin (adapalene) if blackheads. ...Read more

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Sodium sulfacetamide lotion?

Sodium sulfacetamide lotion?

Sodium sulfacetamide: Sodium sulfacetamide lotion is used to treat skin conditions like acne, acne rosacea & seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever ordered klaron (sodium sulfacetamide)?

Yes: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is prescribed for acne. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs do not use. Use on a regular basis for best results. My patients have liked the results for acne with this agent. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the right way to use klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion?

What is the right way to use klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion?

Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) Lotion: Sulfacetamide sodium topical is usually applied 2 times per day for 30 days. Space your doses evenly by applying the medication at the same times each day.

You may need to keep using the medication once or twice per week, or once every other week. Follow your doctor's instructions. Call your doctor if your condition comes back after you stop using sulfacetamide sodium topical. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

Klaron allergy: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is a sulfa antibiotic used in the treatment of acne. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-4302-2039/klaron-suspension/details ...Read more

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Can klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) have a possible side effect of joint paint?

Can klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) have a possible side effect of joint paint?

Yes: Aching/swollen joints is a serious side effect of Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) use. ...Read more

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For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

Rosacea: You may wish to try light-based therapy. Also, this article may help you with your insurance company
http://www.rosacea.org/weblog/how-navigate-health%E2%80%A8-care-system-drug-therapy ...Read more

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For acne suffers, do klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion or novacet lotion help?

For acne suffers, do klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion or novacet lotion help?

Adjuncts only: Supplemental to standard treatment. Both are sulfacetamide which is so-so against the bacteria that cause acne. NEVER use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Topicals such as retinoic acid derivatives, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid are your mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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Sodium sulfacetamide--how does it help acne scars?

Sodium sulfacetamide--how does it help acne scars?

It doesn't.: Sodium sulfacetamide (sulfacet and other brands) does not have any effect on acne scars. ...Read more

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A very big acne scar, will sodium sulfacetamide help it?

A very big acne scar, will sodium sulfacetamide help it?

Probably not: This is considered a good topical antibiotic for burn wounds but it's use for treatment of acne disease is not generally condoned. ...Read more

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Hello. Can the emollient Cream for my face with 2% sulfur and 10% sodium sulfacetamide be used with propecia (finasteride) without any interactions? Thanks.

Hello. Can the emollient Cream for my face with 2% sulfur and 10% sodium sulfacetamide be used with propecia (finasteride) without any interactions? Thanks.

Yes: Sulfacetamide is a topical antibiotic used for several skin problems including acne, acne rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis. There may be some side effects of peeling skin, irritation, redness. But there are no reported interactions with Propecia, (finasteride) either topical or oral, most often used for hair loss. If you are using topical Propecia, (finasteride) apply them at different times of day. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Modify regimen: Sulfacetamide/sulfur often causes dryness, particularly during the winter. I would first ask your dermatologist to substitute something milder. You can also use a light moisturizer as needed if you wish, but choose one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label, meaning that it won't plug up your oil glands and make your acne worse. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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