Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to use it.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause a skin condition called exogenous ochronosis, which is a blue-black discoloration of the skin. Check with your doctor right away if you have a gradual darkening of the skin.

This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, wind, and cold weather. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

Skin reactions such as dryness, redness, peeling, burning, or itching can occur when you use this medicine. Use a moisturizer as needed to lessen these skin problems.

Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. Talk to your doctor right away if you have more than one of these symptoms while you are using this medicine: blurred vision, dizziness or fainting, a fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat, increased thirst or urination, irritability, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

If you have a sunburn, stop using this medicine until your skin is healed.

Do not use any other medicines on the treated skin areas without talking to your doctor. Avoid using any skin care products that can dry or irritate your skin. These include rough skin cleansers, wart removal products, soaps or cosmetics that cause dryness, or products that contain alcohol, astringents, spices, or lime.