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INDICATIONS & USAGE
Topisulf Emollient Cream is indicated for the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
Topisulf Emollient Cream to affected areas 1-3 times daily, or as directed by your doctor. First, cleanse your skin thoroughly before application. Second, apply a thin layer of Topisulf Emollient Cream to the affected areas as directed by your doctor. Finally, start using Topisulf Emollient Cream once daily to minimize dryness, then increase Emollient Cream once daily to minimize dryness, then increase application frequency to 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Although rare, sensitivity to sodium sulfacetamide may occur. Therefore, caution and careful supervision should be observed when prescribing this drug for patients who may be prone to hypersensitivity to topical sulfonamides. Systemic toxic reactions such as agranulocytosis, acute hemolytic anemia, purpura hemorrhagica, drug fever, jaundice, and contact dermatitis indicate hypersensitivity to sulfonamides. Particular caution should be employed if areas of denuded or abraided skin are involved. Sulfonamides are known to cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome in hypersensitive individuals. Stevens-Johnson syndrome also has been reported following the use of sodium sulfacetamide topically. Cases of drug-induced systemic lupus erythematosus from topical sulfacetamide also have been reported. In one of these cases, there was a fatal outcome. In addition, patients with kidney disease should not use Topisulf Emollient Cream.
Topisulf Emollient Cream is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids, lips, other mucous membranes and any damaged areas of the skin, such as wounds or open sores. If accidental contact with one of these areas occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
Keep out of reach of children.
Like any medication, Topisulf Emollient Cream may occasionally cause side effects in some people. Although uncommon, some possible side effects may include skin irritation such as redness, dryness, itching or swelling. If you experience excessive skin irritation, contact your doctor.
Call you doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Topisulf Emollient Cream. It is also not known whether Topisulf Emollient Cream can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women or can affect reproduction capacity. Topisulf emollient Cream should be given to pregnant women only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether sodium sulfacetamide is excreted in the human milk following topical use of Topisulf Emollient Cream. However, small amounts of orally administered sulfonamides have been reported to be eliminated in human milk. In view of this and because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Topisulf Emollient Cream is administered to nursing women.
Safety and effectiveness in children under the age of 12 have not been established.
Topisulf Emollient Cream contains the following active ingredients: 10% sodium sulfacetamide and 5% sulfur. Other inactive ingredients are baby powder fragrance, disodium EDTA, glyceryl monostearate, glyceryl stearate and PEG 100 stearate, green tea extract, gum arabic, isopropyl myristate, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, sodium hyaluronate, sodium thiosulfate, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol and ceteareth 20, vitamin E acetate, water and xanthan gum.
Sodium sulfacetamide: the bacteria fighting action helps to block the overgrowth of the bacteria thought to be involved in acne development. Sulfur: The exfoliating properties help to promote the removal of dead cells from the top layer of skin.
CARCINOGENESIS & MUTAGENESIS & IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY
Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential.
Topisulf Emollient Cream should be stored between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F). Avoid exposing the products to excessive heat. Topisulf Emollient Cream is available in 1 oz tubes, NDC 68032-309-28.
309-12 Rev. 04/09
Revised: 12/2010 River's Edge Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Reproduced with permission of U.S. National Library of Medicine
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