Sumadan (sulfacetamide sodium / sulfur)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
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  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Your healthcare provider may prescribe Sumadan for the treatment of acne. Acne is most common in young adults and teenagers. Symptoms include inflamed blackheads, pus-filled pimples, and large, red, tender bumps. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

This topical gel combines two different medications: sulfacetamide and sulfur. They have different mechanisms of action and work together to treat acne and enhance the overall skin condition.

Sulfacetamide, an antibacterial agent in Sumadan, effectively inhibits the proliferation of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Complementing this action, sulfur exhibits antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, reducing acne-associated redness and inflammation.

Sumadan can treat the symptoms of acne and reduce symptoms of pain, tenderness, and redness. The time it may take for the medication to work will vary from person to person.


Apply Sumadan to the affected area one to two times daily. Clean and rinse the affected area before and gently pat it dry. 

During application, the Sumdan gel should be thinly applied while avoiding contact with the eyes, mouth, and mucous membranes, and rinse promptly with water if accidental contact occurs.

Do not use it for longer than prescribed by your doctor.


Sumadan combines sulfacetamide sodium (10%) and sulfur (5%) as its active ingredients. These components work synergistically to combat acne, while the gel formulation incorporates additional inactive ingredients to optimize stability and efficacy.


There are no known significant interactions.


Wait 15-30 minutes after applying Sumadan to apply other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or skin care products.

Before using Sumadan, disclose any known allergies or sensitivities to your healthcare provider. You should also tell them about any current medication or skincare products you apply to the area.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects can include:

  • Desquamation
  • Erythema of skin
  • Pruritus
  • Skin irritation
  • Xeroderma


Sumadan [package insert].

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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