Sulfur


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical Acne As 1-8% cream/jelly/lotion/soap: Apply 1-3 times/day. Initiate w/ once daily, then increase gradually. Scabies As 5-10% oint: Apply uniformly from the neck to the toes (including the soles). Do not wash off till 24 hr later. Repeat application for 2-3 consecutive days. Each application: ≤30 g. Dandruff As 2-5% sulfur (used alone or w/ salicylic acid): Apply to wet hair and scalp. Repeat application and rinse. Shampoo twice wkly.
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Acne
Adult: Apply a thin layer of 1-8% cream, jelly, lotion or soap onto affected areas of the skin 1-3 times daily. Initiate therapy with 1 application daily and then gradually increase the frequency to avoid excessive drying.

Topical/Cutaneous
Scabies
Adult: Apply a thin layer of 5-10% oint uniformly and massage gently into all skin surfaces from the neck to the toes (including the soles). Do not wash off till 24hr later. Repeat application for 2-3 successive days. 30 g of oint is sufficient for each application.
Child: Smaller proportion of adult dose used.

Topical/Cutaneous
Dandruff
Adult: Apply 2-5% sulfur (used alone or in combination with salicylic acid) to wet hair and massage vigorously into the scalp and then rinse thoroughly. Repeat application and rinse. Shampoo twice a wk.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity, child <2 yr.
Special Precautions
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes. May stain the skin black and give off a foul smell when applied concomitantly with mercurial compounds. Do not use concurrently with other topical acne medications unless otherwise directed by physician.
Adverse Reactions
Skin irritation and dermatitis.
Overdosage
Headache, vomiting, muscle cramps, dizziness, collapse.
Drug Interactions
Resorcinol enhances activity of sulfur.
Action
Description: Sulfur is a keratolytic, mild antiseptic, mild antifungal and parasiticide.
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