This medication is for use only on the skin.
Clean the affected area with a mild soap or soap-free cleanser and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of medication usually twice daily, or use as directed by your doctor. Gently massage the medication into the affected area. Wash your hands well after application. Make-up may be applied after the medication has dried.
Do not use large amounts or apply this product more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Improvement is usually seen within 4 weeks. However, it may take several weeks of continued use before the full effects of this medication are seen. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.
Do not apply any dressing or covering over the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
Burning, stinging, tingling or itching skin may occur during the first few weeks, but then subside as your body adjusts to this medication. Excessive facial hair growth may rarely occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: worsening of cold sores or fever blisters (oral herpes), worsening of asthma symptoms (e.g., increased trouble breathing, increased use of quick-relief inhalers).
This medication may infrequently cause abnormal changes in skin color (hypopigmentation). Dark-skinned individuals may notice a lightening in skin color. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice and report these changes if they occur.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, persistent itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.
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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as propylene glycol), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Avoid any foods or liquids that may bring on redness, flushing or blushing of the skin (e.g., spicy foods, alcohol, hot drinks).
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Avoid use of skin care products that can cause further irritation (e.g., cleansers that contain alcohol, tinctures, astringents, abrasives and peeling agents). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Do not share this medication with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Information last revised April 2015. Copyright(c) 2015 First Databank, Inc.
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