sulfacetamide sodium topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, blood in your urine, or urinating less than usual.
What should I avoid while using sulfacetamide sodium topical?
Do not use this medication for any skin infection that has not been checked by a doctor.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use the medication on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Avoid getting sulfacetamide sodium topical soap on your eyelids or lips while washing with it.
Avoid getting this medication on your clothing. Sulfacetamide sodium topical may leave a slight yellow color on light fabrics.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Sulfacetamide sodium topical can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with sulfacetamide sodium topical unless you doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect sulfacetamide sodium topical?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, Thermazene, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sulfacetamide sodium topical. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sulfacetamide sodium topical.
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