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Liquimat Light

Brand names: Liquimat Medium [Sul-fur-TOP-i-kal]; Sulfoam; Sulpho-Lac Soap; Liquimat Light
Drug class: Topical agents

What is Liquimat light?

Liquimat (for the skin) is used for treating acne.Liquimat Light can be used in other ways than those listed in the medication guide.

Side effects of Liquimat Light

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Liquid light may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if:

  • The application of medicine can cause severe redness or burning.
  • If you experience severe peeling or dryness of the treated skin,
  • Skin symptoms that are new or worsening

Liquid light can cause the following side effects:

  • Itching or mild burning
  • Peeling, or dryness
  • Oily skin

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, allergies, and medicines.

Similar/related drugs

Doxycycline, Clindamycin topical, Topical Erythromycin, Tetracycline, and Tazorac

Before you take this drug

Liquimat Light should not be used if you have an allergy to sulphur.If you suffer from severe acne or large patches of acne on your skin, ask a doctor or pharmacist whether this medication is safe for use.Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to take Liquimat light?

Take only the topical medicine. Topical medicines are only to be used on the scalp or skin.Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor.Shake the medicine well before using it. Follow the directions on the label.Before and after using Liquimat Light lotion, wash your hands. Cleanse and gently dry any skin that needs to be treated.Apply a thin, topical sulphur lotion to the affected area of the skin. You can do this up to 3 times per day. Rub gently. If your skin is too dry or starts to peel, apply the lotion less frequently.Bandages should not be used to cover the treated skin. The heat or bandaging may increase the amount of medication absorbed by your skin and cause adverse effects.Follow all instructions on the label when using Liquimat Light Shampoo. It may be necessary to leave the shampoo for a few moments before rinsing.Your skin condition may improve over several weeks. Continue to take the prescribed medication and consult a physician if symptoms don't improve.If you don't see immediate results, do not stop taking this medication.Liquid light should be stored at room temperature. Store liquid light at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Skip the missed dose if you have a close-up dose. Never apply two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of liquid light are not considered dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical attention. Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting liquid light in your mouth, nose, eyes, or lips. If contact occurs, rinse with water.Avoid using it on wounds that are open, sunburned, or windburned. Also, avoid using it on skin that is dry or irritated.Avoid using liquid light in areas with eczema. This medicine should not be used until the affected areas are healed.Do not use other acne medications to treat the same areas that you have treated with Liquimat Light unless you are told by your doctor.Avoid skin products that can cause irritation. These include harsh soaps and skin cleaners, as well as skin products containing alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.