Sulpho-Lac

Name: Sulpho-Lac

Sulpho-Lac Drug Class

Sulpho-Lac is part of the drug class:

  • Preparations containing sulfur

What is Sulpho-Lac (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.

How should I use Sulpho-Lac (sulfur topical)?

Use sulfur topical exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the instructions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.

Shake lotions well before using them.

Clean and dry the area to which you will apply sulfur topical. Apply the medication to the affected area.

When applying sulfur topical, avoid your eyes, the inside of your nose and mouth, your lips, and areas where the skin is broken to prevent excessive irritation. If you get medication in any of these areas, rinse it off with water.

Do not cover the affected 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.

Sulfur topical is usually applied one to three times daily.

It may take several weeks or more to see the effects of this drug. Do not stop using sulfur topical if you do not see results immediately.

Apply sulfur topical less often if you experience excessive burning, dryness, or irritation.

Store sulfur topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What other drugs will affect Sulpho-Lac (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 Sulpho-Lac) 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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