GENERIC NAME: TRETINOIN/MEQUINOL - TOPICAL (tret-ih-NO-in/MEK-win-all)
BRAND NAME(S): Solage
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.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, 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: vitiligo, eczema.This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Wear protective clothing when outdoors. Other medications (e.g., antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline) may increase your sun sensitivity. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.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 them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: other skin products.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
NOTES: Follow a thorough sun protection program, before and after using this medication. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Do not share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light, moisture, and open flame. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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