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About Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur (Generic Avar-E)
How does it work?
This rosacea treatment combines two medicines. Sulfacetamide is an antibiotic that helps kill the bacteria that may cause pimples related to rosacea. Sulfur helps dry the skin and remove dead skin cells that can clog pores.
What does it treat?
This treatment is used for skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. While it won’t cure rosacea, it can help clear up pimples and remove dead skin that can clog pores.
What forms does it come in?
This rosacea treatment is available in a variety of forms, including creams, lotions and cleansers. Some versions combine extra ingredients that can help fight other rosacea symptoms, like redness or skin dryness.
Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur vs. Avar-E
Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur is the active ingredient in Avar-E and other rosacea medicines. Each formulation contains different amounts of the active ingredients and may also contain other ingredients, too. Your licensed medical provider can help you understand which treatment is best for your rosacea symptoms.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a rosacea prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur 10 %-5 % Topical Cream (30 gram tube) start at $61.97.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur 10 %-5 % Topical Cream (30 gram tube)*
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Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur (Generic Avar-E) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur (Generic Avar-E)?
- Kills acne-causing bacteria
- Dries out pimples
- Treats rosacea symptoms
- Exfoliates dead skin
- Improves skin texture
Who should not use this medication?
- People who are allergic to Sulfonamide medications
- People with skin allergies to sulfur products
- People with kidney disease
- People with a history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis
- If you take silver-containing medicines, such as Silver Sulfadiazine
Let your health provider know your full medical history and if you take any medications. Also let your medical provider know if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or may become pregnant while using this medicine.
How do I use this medication?
Each formulation of this medicine is used slightly differently, so ask your healthcare provider for specific instructions. Generally, this treatment is used 1-3 times a day. Only use this medicine on your skin, and don’t let it get in your eyes. Wash your hands after applying this treatment.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur, apply it as soon as you remember. Don’t use extra doses to catch up if you miss a dose, though.
What happens if I use too much?
Using extra Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur won’t help your symptoms get better faster, and it can cause side effects like skin irritation.
If you’ve used too much Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur (Generic Avar-E) online?
Dr. B can help you get a convenient, online prescription for rosacea treatments like Sulfacetamide Sodium-Sulfur. If you’re living with pimples and redness related to rosacea, just fill out a short health questionnaire to connect with a licensed medical provider today. They’ll help you figure out the right treatment for your individual needs.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen
Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine. Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Some people notice mild side effects when using this medicine. These can get better as your skin adjusts to the treatment. The most common side effects are:
- Dry skin
- Skin irritation
If your side effects are bothering you, let your health provider know right away. Also watch for signs of a more severe reaction, like joint pain, rash or hives, blistering skin or fever. These should be reported to emergency services immediately.