erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide - topical, Benzamycin (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Skin irritation, dryness, peeling, itching, burning feeling, redness, puffiness, and other skin effects may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a fungal infection. Contact your doctor if you notice new symptoms on affected skin areas.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using erythromycin with benzoyl peroxide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to either of these medications; or to other macrolide antibiotics (e.g., clarithromycin); or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other skin conditions.This drug may bleach hair or colored fabric (e.g., clothing, bedding, and towels). Use caution when applying near the hairline, while dressing, and while choosing towel and bed sheet colors (if leaving on the skin overnight).This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear a hat or other protective clothing when outdoors.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when used on the skin. However, when taken by mouth or given as an injection, erythromycin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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