Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
Before applying this medicine, wash your skin with water and a mild soap. Rinse well and pat dry.
Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
You may need to use this medicine for several weeks or months before your skin starts to look better. Applying extra medicine will not make it work faster.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not use any other medicines on the treated skin areas without asking your doctor. Avoid using any skin care products that can dry or irritate your skin. These include rough skin cleansers, soaps or cosmetics that cause dryness, or products that contain alcohol, astringents, spices, or lime.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, wind, and cold weather. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds. You may need to wear protective clothing, such as a hat.
Skin reactions such as dryness, redness, scaling, burning, or stinging can occur when you use this medicine. Use a moisturizer as needed to lessen these skin problems.
Do not apply the medicine to your hair or to any colored fabric. This medicine may cause bleaching.
Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor. Do not use this medicine if you have a sunburn or eczema.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.