Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
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 the medicine, gently wash the skin areas to be treated and pat the skin dry.
Use only a small amount of medicine, about the size of a pea. Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
Use the medicine twice daily unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
After applying the medicine, put the cap back onto the tube and place the tube into the original carton.
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.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a sulfa antibiotic called Bactrim®, Septra®, cotrimoxazole, or TMP/SMX. Tell your doctor if you use rifampin (Rifadin®, Rimactane®), pyrimethamine (Daraprim®), or St. John's wort. Your doctor should know if you also use medicine to treat seizures, such as Depakote®, Dilantin®, phenytoin, or Tegretol®.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have a history of anemia, blood cell disorders, or an enzyme deficiency called G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency.
You may need to have lab tests to check your red blood cells before you start using this medicine.
Do not use this medicine for any skin condition that has not been checked by a doctor.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor. You should see some improvement within 12 weeks after starting the medicine.