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 comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
Apply a thick layer of the cream to your skin and cover with the special dressing that comes with the medicine. If this medicine is being used on a baby or child, you should place another dressing on top of the first one to help prevent your child from moving the medicine, or getting it on other body areas.
Remove the disc patch from its pouch and apply it to your skin over the affected area.
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.
Fold the used patch in half with the sticky sides together. Throw any used patch away so that children or pets cannot get to it. You will also need to throw away old patches 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.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using acetaminophen, acetanilid, aniline dyes, benzocaine, chloroquine, dapsone, or naphthalene. Tell your doctor if you use nitrofurantoin, nitroglycerin, nitroprusside, pamaquine, para-aminosalicylic acid, phenacetin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primaquine, quinine, or a sulfonamide.
Tell your doctor if you are also using a medicine to treat abnormal heart rhythm such as flecainide (Tambocor®), mexiletine (Mexitil®), propafenone (Rythmol®), quinidine (Cardioquin®, Quinaglute®, Quinidex®), or tocainide (Tonocard®).
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have a history of liver disease or have a blood-iron disorder called methemoglobinemia.
Do not use this medicine on a baby under 12 months old unless your child's doctor tells you to. If your baby is under 3 months old, your baby's blood should be monitored before, during, and after using this medicine.
This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, ears, or mouth. Do not use on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
This medicine will numb your skin so you should be careful that you do not injure the treated area. Avoid scratching or rubbing your skin, and extreme hot or cold temperatures until your skin is back to normal.
Using too much of this medicine or using it on a large part of your skin can cause serious side effects. Stop using this medicine and contact your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms: lightheadedness, dizziness, vision problems, irregular or slow heartbeat, difficulty with breathing, or seizures.