tretinoin/mequinol - topical, Solage

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GENERIC NAME: TRETINOIN/MEQUINOL - TOPICAL (tret-ih-NO-in/MEK-win-all)

BRAND NAME(S): Solage

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used to treat brown "age" or "liver" spots (solar lentigines).

HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.For external use only. Apply this medication to the affected areas of skin using the applicator tip, usually twice daily at least 8 hours apart, or as directed by your doctor. Temporary lightening of the skin surrounding the treated area (halo hypopigmentation) may occur. Avoid contact with the eyes.Do not use more than prescribed, apply more often or use for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but risk of side effects may be increased.Do not shower or bathe the treated skin for at least 6 hours after applying this medication.Cosmetics may be applied 30 minutes after applying this drug.

SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary stinging, burning, irritation, peeling, redness, itching, or dry skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify 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.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), 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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