GENERIC NAME: SULFUR/ALCOHOL - TOPICAL (SULL-fur/AL-kuh-hall)
BRAND NAME(S): Liquimat
USES: This product is used to cover up and treat acne. It helps to decrease the number of acne pimples. It contains sulfur, a drug that is thought to work by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne and helping the top layer of skin to shed (keratolysis).
HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. Clean the area to be treated. Shake the container well before using. Apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 1 to 3 times daily as directed on the product package or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using the medication. If you are uncertain about how to use the medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Do not apply the medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth or on skin that is injured or irritated (e.g., cut, scraped). If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dryness, irritation, or peeling at the application site may occur. These effects may be decreased by applying the medication less frequently. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that 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.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.
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