Clenia

Generic Name: Sulfacetamide

  • What is Clenia?

    Clenia is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat acne and rosacea (a skin condition marked by red eruptions, usually on the cheeks and nose). Also, Clenia is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin condition that affects your face and scalp). It is available in a foaming wash and a cream.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Clenia?

    Clenia is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth, or nose. If the medication gets in contact with any of those areas, rinse thoroughly with water.

    Clenia can cause a severe rash known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, blood disorders, fever, skin toxicity, and liver problems. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if you notice irritation or redness and scaling of the skin.

  • Who should not take Clenia?

    Do not use Clenia if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    Do not use Clenia if you have kidney disease.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Clenia?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Clenia. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies or kidney disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years:

    Clenia Foaming Wash: Apply the foaming wash to the affected area(s) once or twice a day.

    Clenia Emollient Cream: Apply the cream to the affected area(s) up to three times a day.

  • How should I take Clenia?

    Apply Clenia as prescribed by your doctor.

    Clenia Foaming Wash: Wash the affected areas and apply the foaming wash to those areas. Massage the medication into the affected areas for 10-20 seconds, rinse it thoroughly with water, and pat your skin dry.

    Clenia Emollient Cream: Cleanse the affected areas and apply a thin layer of cream to those areas. Start with one application a day, and then gradually increase to 2-3 times a day, as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Clenia?

    Do not use Clenia in your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth, or nose.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Clenia?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Clenia at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Clenia?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: dryness, itching, redness, swelling

  • Can I receive Clenia if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Clenia during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Clenia?

    If you miss a dose of Clenia, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Clenia?

    Store at room temperature.