Generic Name: sulfacetamide sodium
Drug Class: sulfonamide, acne agent
Klaron Lotion Indications
Klaron Lotion is a topical prescription medication used to treat acne vulgaris. This is a skin condition that involves inflammation and blockage of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland.
Klaron Lotion Dosage Forms
This is available in Klaron Lotion 10% in 118 mL bottles (4oz).
Klaron Lotion Mechanism of Action
This prescription drug stops the growth of certain bacteria in the skin, which could worsen acne. It inhibits bacterial PABA or para-aminobenzoic acid, which is an essential component for bacterial growth. This mechanism of action is under the Woods-Fildes theory.
How to Use Klaron Lotion
Before using Klaron lotion, it is necessary to read the drug information or patient information leaflet, or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. You must have a complete understanding of the uses and directions of the medication before taking it. If you need additional medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Make sure to use this product exactly as prescribed by your physician. This is usually prescribed twice a day. It should only be applied to the areas of the skin with acne. Apply a thin layer or film of lotion and make sure to cover all the affected parts. Do not apply it to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands after that.
Klaron Lotion Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Temporary irritation upon application
-Mild stinging or burning
Severe Side Effects:
-Rash on the nose and cheeks
-Persistent sore throat
-Severe abdominal pain
-Persistent nausea and vomiting
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of this Lotion.
Discontinue medication if you experience severe or persistent side effects and speak with your doctor.
Warnings and Precautions when using Klaron Lotion
Do not use this lotion if you have a known allergy to sulfacetamide, sulfamethoxazole, or any inactive ingredients the cream may contain. Be aware of any serious allergy symptoms, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives, and rashes. It is important to stop using this medication as soon as possible if you notice any of these side effects.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of any skin infection or disorder. It is also important to discuss all prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking since there may be drug interactions.
It is only advisable to give this lotion to a pregnant woman if it is clearly necessary. Additionally, it is unknown whether Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide lotion) Lotion can harm a fetus when applied to a pregnant woman or affect reproduction. Discuss all the possible risks with your healthcare provider.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Klaron Lotion used for?
Physicians use Klaron Lotion for acne vulgaris. It also prevents acne manifestation from worsening. This is not indicated for other types of skin conditions.
Is Klaron Lotion an antibiotic?
Yes, this product is a topical antibiotic. This is specifically classified as a sulfa drug or sulfonamide.
How quickly does Klaron Lotion work?
Based on Klaron Lotion before and after results, this drug can improve symptoms if used for a couple of weeks. For most people, it would take 12 weeks before their acne starts to get better.
Can I use Klaron Lotion for a long time?
You would be advised to use this drug depending on the severity of the acne. Do not use this lotion longer than prescribed by the doctor.
Can I buy Klaron Lotion over the counter?
This product is a non-prescription drug so we don’t require a prescription.