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Brand Names: Carmol Scalp, Carmol Scalp Treatment Kit, Rosula NS

Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical (Pronunciation: sul fa SEET a mide SOE dee um and ure EE a TOP i kal)

What is sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical (Carmol Scalp, Carmol Scalp Treatment Kit, Rosula NS)?

Sulfacetamide sodium is a sulfa antibiotic that fights bacteria on the skin.

Urea helps moisturize the skin.

The combination of sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne vulgaris and seborrheic dermatitis (red, flaking skin rash).

Sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical (Carmol Scalp, Carmol Scalp Treatment Kit, Rosula NS)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, sore throat, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • mouth sores;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • warmth, swelling, oozing, or other signs of skin infection; or
  • severe burning, stinging, swelling, or redness of your skin after applying this medicine.

Less serious side effects may include mild skin irritation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical (Carmol Scalp, Carmol Scalp Treatment Kit, Rosula NS)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to sulfacetamide, urea, or sulfa drugs. Do not use sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical medicated pads if you have kidney disease.

To make sure you can safely use sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical, tell your doctor if you have a history of burns, open sores, or skin wounds in the skin area you plan to treat with this medication.

Do not use sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.

It may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using sulfacetamide sodium and urea topical.

Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.



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