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Sulfur (Topical)

Brand Names : Cuticura Ointment, Finac, Fostex Regular Strength Medicated Cover-Up, Fostril Lotion, Lotio Alsulfa, Sulpho-Lac, Fostex CM, Fostril Cream

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antiacne agent, topical
  • Antirosacea agent, topical
  • Antiseborrheic
  • Keratolytic, topical
  • Scabicide

Sulfur (SUL-fur) is used to treat many kinds of skin disorders. Sulfur cream, lotion, ointment, and bar soap are used to treat acne. Sulfur ointment is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis and scabies. Sulfur may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Some of these preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription. Others are available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of sulfur for your medical condition.

Sulfur is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Cream (U.S. and Canada)
  • Lotion (U.S.)
  • Ointment (U.S.)
  • Bar soap (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Cuticura Ointment
  • Finac
  • Fostex Regular Strength Medicated Cover-Up
  • Fostril Lotion
  • Lotio Alsulfa
  • Sulpho-Lac

In Canada -

  • Fostex CM
  • Fostril Cream

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Sulfur: Before Using

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