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sulfur topical (cont.)

Who should not use 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 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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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