Sulfo-Lo

Name: Sulfo-Lo

Sulfo-Lo Overview

Sulfo-Lo is a brand name medication included in a group of medications called Preparations containing sulfur. For more information about Sulfo-Lo see its generic Sulfur

What is Sulfo-Lo (sulfur topical)?

Topical sulfur causes drying and peeling of the skin. This allows excess oil and dirt to be easily washed away.

Sulfur topical is used to treat acne.

Sulfur topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only your next regularly scheduled dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of sulfur topical is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, or if sulfur topical has been ingested, call a poison control center or emergency room for advice.

What should I avoid while using Sulfo-Lo (sulfur topical)?

Do not use sulfur topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin or on open wounds.

Avoid using other topical products on the same area unless otherwise directed to do so by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of sulfur topical.

Do not cover the area after applying sulfur topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by your body and could be harmful.

Avoid using harsh, abrasive or irritating cleansers, perfumes or cosmetics on the area you are treating.

Sulfo-Lo (sulfur topical) side effects

Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using sulfur topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

You may experience some burning, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, dryness, peeling, or irritation while you are using sulfur topical. If these side effects are excessive, apply sulfur topical less often.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Sulfo-Lo (sulfur topical)?

Do not use other topical preparations unless directed to do so by your doctor. They may interfere with your treatment or increase irritation to your skin.

Avoid using harsh, abrasive or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics on the area you are treating.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sulfur topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter medicines.

For the Consumer

Applies to sulfur topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution

Along with its needed effects, sulfur topical (the active ingredient contained in Sulfo-Lo) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking sulfur topical:

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

Some side effects of sulfur topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

  • Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)

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