Plexion Cleanser

Generic Name: Sulfacetamide

  • What is Plexion Cleanser?

    Plexion Cleanser is a topical cleanser (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, Plexion Cleanser is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin condition that affects your face and scalp).

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

    Plexion Cleanser 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.

    Plexion Cleanser can cause 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 Plexion Cleanser?

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

    Do not use Plexion Cleanser if you have kidney disease.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Plexion Cleanser. 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: Apply the cleanser to the affected area(s) once or twice a day.

  • How should I take Plexion Cleanser?

    Apply Plexion Cleanser as prescribed by your doctor. Wash the affected areas and apply the cleanser to those areas. Massage gently into your skin for 10-20 seconds, rinse thoroughly, and pat your skin dry. Rinse off the medication sooner or use less often if you feel excessive dryness.

  • What should I avoid while taking Plexion Cleanser?

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

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Plexion Cleanser?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Plexion Cleanser 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 Plexion Cleanser?

    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: allergic reactions, local irritation

  • Can I receive Plexion Cleanser if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Plexion Cleanser 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 Plexion Cleanser?

    If you miss a dose of Plexion Cleanser, 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 Plexion Cleanser?

    Store at room temperature.