Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than recommended on the label, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Immediately after using this medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.

Keep this medicine away from the eyes. If you should accidentally get some in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.

To use the skin cleansing lotion:

  • After wetting the skin, apply this medicine with your fingertips or a wet sponge and rub in gently to work up a lather. Then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

To use the shampoo or bar as a shampoo:

  • Wet the hair and scalp with lukewarm water. Then apply enough medicine to work up a lather and rub into the scalp. Continue rubbing the lather into the scalp for several minutes or allow it to remain on the scalp for about 5 minutes, depending on the product being used, then rinse. Apply the medicine again and rinse thoroughly.

To use the bar as a soap:

  • After wetting the skin, use this medicine to wash the face and other affected areas. Then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

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 acne or oily skin:
    • For bar dosage form:
      • Adults and children—Use on the affected skin two or three times a day.
    • For cleansing lotion dosage form:
      • Adults and children—Use on wet skin one to three times a day. Rub lather into skin for one minute then rinse.
  • For dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp:
    • For bar and shampoo dosage forms:
      • Adults and children—Use on the scalp once a day at least two times a week or as directed by doctor. May be used each day if needed.

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

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.