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Rosacea Treatment:

Sodium Sulfacetamide

Sodium Sulfacetamide is an antibiotic medication that traditionally has been used for treating acne or seborrheic dermatitis. It is also thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is the key element in reducing rosacea symptoms.


The treatment should be applied to the affected area 1-3 times a day on dry skin or as directed by your doctor.

Expected results:

Reduces redness quickly. Some products are tinted, and can act as effective cover-ups.

How it works:

Sodium sulfacetamide is an antibiotic, but it is the anti-inflammatory properties that are useful as rosacea is not an



Irritation of the area where medication is applied may occur. Those with allergies to sulfonamides may experience more serious side-effects.

  • Sodium sulfacetamide - lotion 10% - Klaron®
  • Sodium sulfacetamide 10% + 5% sulfur - Sulfacet-R® 25g, Novacet® 30 and 60 g, Generic