Sulfacetamide Sodium

Formulation : Lotion
Dosage : 10%
Quantity : 4oz
Prescription Not Required
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Klaron lotion is a medication used to treat acne, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and other scaly skin conditions caused by certain bacteria on the skin.

Klaron lotion contains the active ingredient sodium sulfacetamide, which is a topical antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria and reducing skin inflammation.

Use and Dosage

This medication is for use on the skin only.

Shake the container well before each use. With clean hands, apply a thin film of the lotion to the areas of skin with acne as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use.

Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you do get medication into these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use large amounts of this medication, use it more often, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may be increased.

Tell your doctor if your acne does not improve after a few weeks.

Side Effects

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

Serious side effects include:

  • The first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild
  • Pale skin
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • New or worsening skin infection
  • Liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Lupus-like syndrome–joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, chest pain, vomiting, unusual thoughts or behavior, and patchy skin color
  • Severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling

Common side effects of Klaron may include:

  • Mild swelling, itching, or redness of treated skin
  • Dry skin
  • Yellow discoloration of treated skin (may be a sign that you have applied too much of the medicine)

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.


  • Before using sulfacetamide lotion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sulfa antibiotics (such as sulfamethoxazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulphites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  • Tell your doctor if there are areas of skin near where this product will be applied that are cut, scraped, burned, or infected. Injured skin may absorb more of this product, and the chance of serious side effects may increase.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Form and Strengths

Klaron lotion is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Sulfacetamide Lotion:
    • 10 %


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 for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, blood in your urine, or urinating less than usual.

What should I avoid while using Klaron?

Do not use Klaron for any skin infection that has not been checked by a doctor.

Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use the medicine on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Avoid getting Klaron soap on your eyelids or lips while washing with it.

Avoid getting this medicine on your clothing. Klaron may leave a slight yellow colour on light fabrics.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Klaron 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 Klaron unless your doctor tells you to.



Additional information

Brand Name:

Klaron Lotion

Scientific Name:

Sulfacetamide Sodium

Other Names:

Klaron Lotion



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