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Plexion Cleanser (Sodium Sulfacetamide / Sulfur Topical) - Summary



Sodium sulfacetamide is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity while sulfur acts as a keratolytic agent.

PLEXION Cleanser and PLEXION TS are indicated in the topical control of acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.

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Published Studies Related to Plexion Cleanser (Sulfacetamide / Sulfur)

Combination sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5% cream with sunscreens versus metronidazole 0.75% cream for rosacea. [2005.06]
Topical metronidazole and combination sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur commonly are used to treat rosacea. Recently, the relative efficacy and safety of sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5% cream with sunscreens (Rosac Cream) (n = 75) and metronidazole 0.75% cream (Metrocream) (n = 77) were compared in an investigator-blinded, randomized, parallel-group study at 6 sites...

Evaluating the role of topical therapies in the management of rosacea: focus on combination sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur formulations. [2004.01]
The combination of sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur is unique in the rosacea armamentarium because of its dual use as topical therapy and therapeutic cleanser. Several formulations of sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5% are now available as topical lotions and cleansers.The sulfacetamide/sulfur cleansers serve as adjunctive therapy by providing additive effects to other topical and oral therapies for rosacea with favorable tolerability and cosmetic appeal.

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