The OVACE® (sodium sulfacetamide) product family (OVACE® Plus Foam, OVACE® Plus Wash Cleansing Gel, OVACE® Plus Shampoo, OVACE® Plus Cream, OVACE® Plus Lotion) is intended as a topical application for patients with the following scaling dermatoses: seborrheic dermatitis and seborrhea sicca (dandruff).
OVACE® Plus Foam, OVACE® Plus Wash Cleansing Gel, OVACE® Plus Cream, and OVACE® Plus Lotion are also indicated for the treatment of secondary bacterial infections of the skin due to organisms susceptible to sulfonamides. Sodium sulfacetamide is a sulfonamide with antibacterial activity.
With the wide range of steroid-free OVACE® product formulations your physician can choose from, there might be one that’s just right for you.
Unlike certain other products, the OVACE® product family does not contain sulfur. This can provide physicians with greater flexibility for treating seborrheic dermatitis (SD) due to the fact that there is a small percentage of the population that is allergic or sensitive to sulfur. OVACE® products are contraindicated in patients who have known or suspected hypersensitivity to sulfonamides or to any of the ingredients of the products.
WARNINGS: Serious hypersensitivity reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported with sulfonamides, including topical sodium sulfacetamide. Cases of drug-induced systemic lupus erythematosus from topical sulfacetamide, including one case with a fatal outcome, have been reported. The OVACE® brand products should be discontinued at the first signs of hypersensitivity, skin rash, or other reactions.
Topical sodium sulfacetamide should be kept out of the reach of children.