This medicine may turn your skin pink, red, or brownish-black. After you stop taking the medicine, your skin color should change back to its regular color, but this may take months or years. If you have questions about this, talk with your doctor.
Clofazimine may also turn your sweat, tears, spit, urine, bowel movements, and the whites of your eyes red or brownish-black.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. This medicine taken during a pregnancy may cause a baby's skin to change color. The baby's skin may change back to its regular color after about a year.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have stomach or bowel problems (such as diarrhea, colitis, or severe stomach pain) before taking clofazimine.
This medicine may make your skin sensitive to sunlight and cause a rash or sunburn. Try to avoid being in direct sunlight for long periods. Protect your skin with clothing and a strong sunscreen when outside. Avoid tanning booths or sunlamps.
If the medicine makes your skin rough or dry, try using oil or lotion on your skin.