Label: SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE, SULFUR- sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur cream

  • NDC Code(s): 42192-139-01, 42192-149-02
  • Packager: Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: unapproved drug other

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Updated September 11, 2018

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  • SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION

    Rx Only

  • DESCRIPTION

    DESCRIPTION: Sodium sulfacetamide is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity while sulfur acts as a keratolytic agent. Chemically sodium sulfacetamide is N-[(4-aminophenyl) sulfonyl]-acetamide, monosodium salt, monohydrate. The structural formula is:

    Structural Formula

    Each gram of Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream contains 100 mg of Sodium Sulfacetamide, USP and 50 mg of Sulfur in a base containing BHT, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Glyceryl Monostearate SE, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Sodium Thiosulfate and Xanthan Gum.

  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Sodium Sulfacetamide exhibits antibacterial activity. It is believed to block bacterial growth by acting as a competitive antagonist of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA). While absorption through intact skin has not been determined for sodium sulfacetamide, it is estimated that 1% of topically applied sulfur is absorbed. Although the exact mode of the keralytic activity of sulfur is unknown, it is reported to result from the interaction of sulfur with the cysteine content of keratinocytes. In combination with sulfacetamide, sulfur has been reported to inhibit P. acnes, thereby reducing the associated inflammation.

  • INDICATIONS & USAGE

    INDICATIONS: Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream is indicated in the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.

  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    CONTRAINDICATIONS: Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream is contraindicated for use by patients having known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides, sulfur or any other component of this preparation.Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream is not to be used by patients with kidney disease.

  • WARNINGS

    WARNINGS: Although rare, sensitivity to sodium sulfacetaminde may occur. Therefore, caution and careful supervision should be observed when prescribing this drug for patients who may be prone to hypersensitivity to topical sulfonamides. Systemic toxic reactions such as agranulocytosis, acute hemolytic anemia, purpura hemorrhagica, drug fever, jaundice and contact dermatitis indicate hypersensitivity to sulfonamides. Particular caution should be employed if areas of denuded or abraded skin are involved.

    FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Keep container tightly closed.

  • GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

    PRECAUTIONS: General - If irritation develops, use of the product should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Patients should be carefully observed for possible local irritation or sensitization during long-term therapy. The object of this therapy is to achieve desquamation without irritation, but sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur can cause reddening and scaling of the epidermis. These side effects are not unusual in the treatment of acne vulgaris, but patients should be cautioned about the possibility.

  • INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

    Information for patients - Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips and mucous membranes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse with water. If excessive irritation develops, discontinue use and consult your physician.

  • CARCINOGENESIS & MUTAGENESIS & IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY

    Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis and Impairment of Fertility - Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential.

  • PREGNANCY

    PREGNANCY: Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream. It is not known whether Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

  • NURSING MOTHERS

    NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether sodium sulfacetamide is excreted in the human milk following topical use of Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream. However, small amounts of orally administered sulfonamides have been reported to be eliminated in human milk. In view of this and because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream is administered to a nursing woman.

  • PEDIATRIC USE

    PEDIATRIC USE: Safety and effectiveness in children under the age of 12 have not been established.

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    ADVERSE REACTIONS: Although rare, sodium sulfacetamide may cause local irritation.

  • DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Cleanse skin thoroughly before application. Apply a thin layer to affected areas 1-3 times daily or as directed by a physician. To minimize potential dryness, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to 2-3 times daily as needed or as directed by a physician.

  • HOW SUPPLIED

    HOW SUPPLIED: Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream is available in 2 oz (57 g) tubes, NDC 42192-149-02 and SSS 10% - 5% (Sodium Sulfacetamide - Sulfur) Emollient Cream in 1 oz (28 g) tubes, NDC 42192-139-01.

  • STORAGE AND HANDLING

    Store at 20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° - 30°C (59° - 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]

  • SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION

    KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

    All prescription substitutions using this product shall be made subject to state and federal statutes as applicable. NOTE: this is not an Orange Book product and has not been subjected to FDA therapeutic equivalency or other equivalency testing. No representation is made as to generic status or bioequivalency. Each person recommending a prescription substitution using this product shall make such recommendations based on each such person’s professional opinion and knowledge, upon evaluating the active ingredients, excipients, inactive ingredients and chemical formulation information provided herein.

    MANUFACTURED FOR: Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Alpharetta, GA 30022 • 1-800-541-4802

    Rev. 0514

  • PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 28 g carton label

    NDC 42192-139-01

    SSS 10% - 5%

    (Sodium Sulfacetamide - Sulfur)

    Emollient Cream

    Rx Only

    1 oz (28 g)

    Acella
    PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC

    Container
  • PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 57 g carton label

    42192-149-02

    Sodium Sulfacetamide 10%
    Sulfur 5% Emollient Cream

    Net wt. 2 oz (57 g)

    Acella
    PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC

    Container
  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE, SULFUR 
    sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur cream
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:42192-139
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM (UNII: 4NRT660KJQ) (SULFACETAMIDE - UNII:4965G3J0F5) SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM100 mg  in 1 g
    SULFUR (UNII: 70FD1KFU70) (SULFUR - UNII:70FD1KFU70) SULFUR50 mg  in 1 g
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE (UNII: 1P9D0Z171K)  
    POLYOXYL 20 CETOSTEARYL ETHER (UNII: YRC528SWUY)  
    CETOSTEARYL ALCOHOL (UNII: 2DMT128M1S)  
    CETYL ALCOHOL (UNII: 936JST6JCN)  
    EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K)  
    ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE (UNII: 2865993309)  
    ETHYLPARABEN (UNII: 14255EXE39)  
    GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE (UNII: 230OU9XXE4)  
    METHYLPARABEN (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)  
    PHENOXYETHANOL (UNII: HIE492ZZ3T)  
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
    PROPYLPARABEN (UNII: Z8IX2SC1OH)  
    WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    SODIUM THIOSULFATE (UNII: HX1032V43M)  
    XANTHAN GUM (UNII: TTV12P4NEE)  
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:42192-139-0128 g in 1 TUBE; Type 1: Convenience Kit of Co-Package06/11/2014
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    unapproved drug other06/11/2014
    SODIUM SULFACETAMIDE, SULFUR 
    sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur cream
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:42192-149
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM (UNII: 4NRT660KJQ) (SULFACETAMIDE - UNII:4965G3J0F5) SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM100 mg  in 1 g
    SULFUR (UNII: 70FD1KFU70) (SULFUR - UNII:70FD1KFU70) SULFUR50 mg  in 1 g
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE (UNII: 1P9D0Z171K)  
    POLYOXYL 20 CETOSTEARYL ETHER (UNII: YRC528SWUY)  
    CETOSTEARYL ALCOHOL (UNII: 2DMT128M1S)  
    CETYL ALCOHOL (UNII: 936JST6JCN)  
    EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K)  
    ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE (UNII: 2865993309)  
    ETHYLPARABEN (UNII: 14255EXE39)  
    GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE (UNII: 230OU9XXE4)  
    METHYLPARABEN (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)  
    PHENOXYETHANOL (UNII: HIE492ZZ3T)  
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
    PROPYLPARABEN (UNII: Z8IX2SC1OH)  
    WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    SODIUM THIOSULFATE (UNII: HX1032V43M)  
    XANTHAN GUM (UNII: TTV12P4NEE)  
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:42192-149-0257 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product08/14/2014
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    unapproved drug other08/14/2014
    Labeler - Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC (825380939)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC825380939manufacture(42192-139, 42192-149)