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Klaron lotion is a prescription medication used to treat acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and other scaly skin conditions caused by bacteria. It contains the active ingredient sulfacetamide sodium. Sodium sulfacetamide belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics. The lotion works by preventing bacteria from growing and multiplying, which helps to lower skin inflammation.
Use and Dosage
Klaron lotion is usually applied topically to the affected skin areas once or twice a day, or as directed by a healthcare provider.
To use Klaron Lotion, shake the container well before each use and with clean hands, apply a thin film of the lotion to the areas of skin with acne, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water after each use to avoid getting the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Use the lotion regularly for the best results, but avoid using large amounts, using it more often, or using it for a longer time than prescribed. If your acne does not improve after a few weeks, tell your doctor. Stop using this medication and contact your doctor right away if your acne worsens or if you experience a rash or any other serious side effects. Note that Klaron Lotion is intended for use on the skin only.
Common Side Effects of Klaron Lotion (Sulfacetamide Sodium):
- Dry skin and
- Mild swelling itching or redness of treated skin
- Yellow discolored of treated skin (may be a sign of applying too much of the medicine)
Serious Side Effects of Klaron Lotion (Sulfacetamide Sodium):
- Burning in your eyes
- Chest pain
- Clay-colored stools
- Dark urine
- Difficulty breathing
- Easy bruising
- Followed by red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling
- Joint pain or swelling with fever
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches
- New or worsening skin infection
- Pale skin
- Patchy skin color
- Skin pain
- Skin rash (no matter how mild)
- Sore throat
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Swollen glands
- Unusual bleeding
- Unusual thoughts or behavior
- Upper stomach pain
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
Forms and Strength
Klaron Lotion (Sulfacetamide Sodium) is available in the following forms and strength:
Sulfacetamide Sodium: Lotion
- Hypersensitivity: Klaron lotion should not be used by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides or any other component of the preparation.
- Allergic reactions: Some patients may develop an allergic reaction to sulfacetamide sodium, which can include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, and skin rash (no matter how mild). If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using Klaron lotion and seek medical attention immediately.
- Eye irritation: Klaron lotion should not be applied to the eyes or mucous membranes and contact with these areas should be avoided. If the medication does get in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with water.
- Sun sensitivity: Klaron lotion can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, use sunscreen and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun while using this medication.
- Interactions with other medications: Klaron lotion may interact with other medications you are taking. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medications and supplements you are currently taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medications.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The safety of Klaron lotion during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established, and it should only be used if clearly needed and advised by a healthcare provider.
- Use in children: The safety and effectiveness of Klaron lotion in children have not been established, and it should only be used if clearly needed and advised by a healthcare provider.
- Use in elderly patients: Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of sulfacetamide sodium, and they may be more likely to develop an allergic reaction to the medication.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Klaron Lotion to work?
The time it takes for Klaron Lotion to work can vary depending on the severity of your condition. Improvements in acne can be seen in as little as a few weeks, while seborrheic dermatitis may take longer to improve.
Can Klaron Lotion cause skin irritation?
Yes, some patients may experience skin irritation or allergic reactions to Klaron Lotion. If you experience any skin irritation or symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop using the medication and seek medical attention.
Can Klaron Lotion be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
The safety of Klaron Lotion during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established, and it should only be used if clearly needed and advised by a healthcare provider.
What should I do if I accidentally get Klaron Lotion in my eyes?
If Klaron Lotion gets in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with water.
It's important to purchase Klaron Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.