hydrocortisone/benzoyl peroxide - topical, Vanoxide-HC (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or hydrocortisone; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, triamcinolone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as paraben preservatives), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: skin infections (especially viral infections like varicella).Do not use this medication in an area where there is an infection or sore. If you apply the medication to an infected area, the infection may become worse. Tell your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.Children may be more sensitive to the effects of too much corticosteroid medication. Consult your doctor for more details.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. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: dapsone used on the skin.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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