Rosula

Generic Name: Sulfacetamide

  • What is Rosula?

    Rosula 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, Rosula is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin condition that affects your face and scalp). It is available in an emulsion-based wash, foam, or gel.

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

    Rosula 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.

    Rosula 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 Rosula?

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

    Do not use Rosula if you have kidney disease.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Rosula. 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.

    Rosula Clarifying Wash, Rosula Aqueous Cleanser, Rosula Foam

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply the emulsion or foam to the affected area(s) once or twice a day.

    Rosula Aqueous Gel

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply the gel to the affected area(s) up to three times a day.

  • How should I take Rosula?

    Apply Rosula as prescribed by your doctor. Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use your medication.

    Rosula Clarifying Wash or Rosula Aqueous Cleanser: Wash the affected areas and apply the emulsion to the areas. Massage the medication into the affected areas for 10-20 seconds, rinse it thoroughly with water, and pat your skin dry.

    Rosula Aqueous Gel: Cleanse the affected areas and apply a thin layer of the gel to the areas.

    Rosula Foam: Wash the affected areas and apply the foam to the areas. Wait 1-2 minutes and rinse throughly with water, or just wipe off any excess of the foam and leave it on.

  • What should I avoid while taking Rosula?

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

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with Rosula 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 Rosula?

    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 Rosula if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Rosula 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 Rosula?

    If you miss a dose of Rosula, 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 Rosula?

    Store at room temperature.