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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Acnotex, Fostril, Liquimat Light, Liquimat Medium, Rezamid, Sulfoam, Sulfo-Lo, Sulforcin, Sulmasque, Sulpho-Lac, Sulpho-Lac Soap

Generic Name: sulfur topical (Pronunciation: SULL fur)

What is sulfur topical (Acnotex, Fostril, Liquimat Light, Liquimat Medium, Rezamid, Sulfoam, Sulfo-Lo, Sulforcin, Sulmasque, Sulpho-Lac, Sulpho-Lac Soap)?

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.

What are the possible side effects of sulfur topical?

Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using sulfur topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

You may experience some burning, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, dryness, peeling, or irritation while you are using sulfur topical. If these side effects are excessive, apply sulfur topical less often.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about sulfur topical?

Do not use sulfur on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin or on open wounds.

Avoid abrasive, harsh, or drying soaps and cleansers while using sulfur topical.

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