Sulfacetamide/sulfur Combination of Sulfacetamide Sulfonamide antibacterial Sulfur Keratolytic Clinical data Licence data US FDA: Pregnancy cat. ? Legal status ℞ Prescription only Routes Topical Identifiers ATC code ? (what is this?)
The drug combination sulfacetamide/sulfur is a topical acne medication manufactured by Medicis under the trade name Plexion and also available under other trade names such as Clenia, Prascion, and Avar. It combines sodium sulfacetamide, a sulfonamide antibiotic, and sulfur, a keratolytic agent. It is available in four formulations: as a cleansing cloth, cleanser, topical suspension, and as a facial mask. The sulfacetamide inhibits the growth of the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes that is associated with acne, while sulfur facilitates the removal of dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores.
Acne-treating agents (D10) Antibacterial Keratolytic Anti-inflammatory Antibiotics Hormonal Retinoids CombinationsAdapalene/benzoyl peroxide • Benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin • Clindamycin/tretinoin • Erythromycin/isotretinoin • Sulfacetamide/sulfur This dermatologic drug article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.