Klaron

Generic Name: Sulfacetamide

  • What is Klaron?

    Klaron is a topical lotion (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat acne.

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

    Klaron is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes. If you notice severe irritation, stop using this medication and tell your doctor.

    Klaron can cause a severe rash known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, skin toxicity, blood disorders, and liver problems. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash or difficulty breathing.

  • Who should not take Klaron?

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

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

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

  • 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: Apply a thin film of the lotion to the affected area(s) twice a day.

  • How should I take Klaron?

    Apply Klaron as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Klaron?

    Do not use more Klaron lotion than prescribed by your doctor.

    Do not use Klaron in your eyes.

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with Klaron 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 Klaron?

    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: burning and stinging, edema (swelling), itching, redness, skin irritation

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

    The effects of Klaron 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 Klaron?

    If you miss a dose of Klaron, 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 Klaron?

    Store at room temperature.