About AVAR®

The AVAR® line of products provides safe and effective treatment of seborrheic dermatitis (SD), acne vulgaris (AV), and acne rosacea (AR). AVAR® products contain sodium sulfacetamide, a sulfonamide antibiotic.

It is important to note that SD is basically dandruff of the face and body, and can involve the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, nasolabial folds, ears, upper chest, underarms, under the breasts, and groin. The edges of the eyelids are commonly affected as well, and can cause severe irritation known as blepharitis. SD is often seen in men with beards.

 

 

WARNINGS: Although rare, sensitivity to sodium sulfacetamide may occur. Therefore, caution and careful supervision should be observed when prescribing this drug for patients who may be prone to hypersensitivity to topical sulfonamides. Systemic toxic reactions such as agranulocytosis, acute hemolytic anemia, purpura hemorrhagica, drug fever, jaundice and contact dermatitis indicate hypersensitivity to sulfonamides. Particular caution should be employed if areas of denuded or abraded skin are involved.

Sulfonamides are known to cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome in hypersensitive individuals. Stevens-Johnson syndrome also has been reported following the use of sodium sulfacetamide topically. Cases of drug induced systemic lupus erythematosus from topical sulfacetamide also have been reported. In one of these cases, there was a fatal outcome. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Sulfonamides have bacteriostatic properties, which means that they prevent bacteria from growing.

AVAR® products also contain sulfur, but in varying degrees. In addition to acting as a drying agent, sulfur acts as a keratolytic, which promotes the shedding of the top layer of skin. AVAR® products are contraindicated in patients who have known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides, sulfur or related compounds. These products should also not be used by patients with kidney disease.

 

Avar Cleansers

Avar® Cleansers

Deep Cleanse

A gentle, effective cleanser that will not bleach clothing or towels. Suitable for patients 12 years of age or older. Available in traditional (sulfur 5%) and LS (low sulfur, 2%) formulations.5, 9

AVAR® LS Cleanser (sodium sulfacetamide 10%, sulfur 2%)
Recommended Use

  • Wash affected areas with AVAR® LS Cleanser 1 to 2 times daily, gently massaging it into the skin for 10 to 20 seconds
  • As sulfur has drying properties, some people may find twice-daily cleansing with AVAR® LS Cleanser to be too drying for their skin
  • Drying may be controlled by rinsing off the cleanser sooner; by using the cleanser only once a day; by using it in conjunction with AVAR® -e LS Emollient Cream to alleviate the cleanser’s drying effects without further aggravating the underlying condition

In the topical control of seborrheic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, and acne rosacea, AVAR® LS Cleanser offers patients these benefits:

  • Odor is reduced due to low sulfur content
  • Will not bleach clothing or towels
  • Suitable for patients 12 years of age and older

 

AVAR® Cleanser Prescribing Information >
AVAR® LS Cleanser Prescribing Information >
Avar Treatments

AVAR® treatments

Treat with Care

A foaming, rinse-off formulation to treat affected areas after cleansing. Available in traditional (sulfur 5%) and LS (low sulfur, 2%) formulations.4, 8

AVAR® Foam Prescribing Information >
AVAR® LS Foam Prescribing Information >
Avar Creams

AVAR® Creams

Moisturize to the Max

A cosmetically elegant moisturizer that prevents dryness and reduces the redness of rosacea. Available in traditional (sulfur 5%) and LS (low sulfur, 2%) formulations.2,6,10

AVAR-e® LS Emollient Cream (sodium sulfacetamide 10%, sulfur 2%)
Recommended Use

  • Apply a thin layer of AVAR-e® LS Emollient Cream and massage it completely and uniformly into the skin.
  • May be applied 1 to 3 times daily to effectively moisturize the skin

In the topical control of seborrheic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, and acne rosacea, AVAR-e® LS Emollient Cream offers patients these benefits:

  • Moisturization
  • Odor is reduced due to low sulfur content
  • Reduces the redness associated with rosacea
  • Steroid-free formulation

 

AVAR-e® Emollient Cream Prescribing Information >
AVAR-e® LS Emollient Cream Prescribing Information >
Avar-e Green Cream

AVAR-e green® cream

Get the Red Out

All the benefits of AVAR-e Green® (sulfur 5%) emollient cream, specially formulated to reduce the red appearance of rosacea. Contains an odor inhibitor.2,11

AVAR-e Green® Cream (sodium sulfacetamide 10%, sulfur 5%)
Recommended Use

  • Apply a thin layer of AVAR-e Green® and massage it completely and uniformly into the skin
  • May be applied 1 to 3 times daily

In the topical control of seborrheic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, and acne rosacea, AVAR-e Green® offers patients these benefits:

  • Reduces the appearance of redness associated with rosacea
  • Contains odor inhibitor
  • Cosmetically-elegant moisturizer prevents dryness

 

AVAR-e Green® Cream Prescribing Information >

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