Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine is only for use on the skin. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away using soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing. Check with your doctor if any irritation continues after washing the area with soap and water.

To use:

  • Take the tube out of the refrigerator. Apply the medicine right away or within 30 minutes.
  • Apply a thin layer of this medicine to completely dry skin at least 4 hours before or 30 minutes after showering or washing.
  • Place the medicine in the original box and return it to the refrigerator.
  • Allow the treated areas to dry for 5 to 10 minutes before covering with clothing.
  • Do not bandage or wrap the treated skin.
  • Avoid fire, flames, and smoking until the medicine has dried.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after touching and applying the medicine.
  • Caregivers must wear disposable nitrile gloves when applying this medicine. Wash your hands with soap and water after removing the gloves.
  • Moisturizers are permitted on the treated areas 2 hours before or 2 hours after applying the medicine.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (gel):
    • For T-cell lymphoma skin cancer:
      • Adults—Apply once a day to the affected skin area.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Keep this medicine away from food in the refrigerator.

Throw empty tube and used disposable gloves in the trash can. Make sure children and pets do not have contact with the tube and gloves. Discard any unused medicine after 60 days.