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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Zyclara topical.

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90 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
1/2/2016 3:37:31 PM

Reviewer: MariaR23, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It's not easy going through the nastiness of using this medication for excessive actinic keratosis, but it gets rid of it. At least it gets rid of surface AK. If you've been exposed to the sun like I have, the AK places are more than one layer of skin deep. This has become a yearly routine for me!

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
11/13/2015 9:40:29 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was afraid to try this medication after reading posts and seeing pictures. However, I had a block of three weeks where I wasn't working or had any events planned so I thought I'd start treatment. I was to apply in a line from cheek to cheek over the nose. After about 4 days five red spots emerged. Only two were "angry" and opened up; one over my eyebrow on the left side and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
9/5/2015 3:22:03 PM

Reviewer: Male Patient, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
47 yr. old male with light skin (Irish) here. Was reluctant to try and put it off for years. Finally, this summer my doctor talked me into it. It was rough, no doubt. I knew what to expect and was ready. The first few days of session one, nothing - then it began. Cold-like symptoms lasted about a week (sore throat, cough) and face was pretty beat up just as advertised the rest of session ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
9/1/2015 5:49:56 PM

Reviewer: Too Much Sun, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
By week 2, severe canker sores in mouth and upper lip blown up. Two weeks off did nothing to ease the red spot on top of my lips. Upper lip area appears to be eroding all skin layers. Rest of skin in complete eruption on forehead, nose and eyebrows. These become open wounds, weep, and eventually scab over. Recommend meds for canker sores. Certainly, my dr did not prepare me for the acute pain ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
6/20/2015 11:51:12 AM

Reviewer: doreen , 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Just finished my 6th week (2 wks on, 2 wks off, 2 weeks on). Don't know yet if effective. I Experienced side effects of fever blisters, skin break down, fatigue, lightheadedness and nausea. The second round produced greater side effects than the 1st 2 weeks on.

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