Información sobre medicamentos proporcionada por: IBM 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. To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.
This medicine should only be used on the skin. Do not get it into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. Do not apply this medicine to your nipple or areola, if you are breastfeeding. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
To use the ointment:
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. If the skin on your hands is being treated with the medicine, only wash the skin that is not affected.
Apply a thin layer to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently until it disappears into the skin.
Do not get any medicine into your eyes, lips, or face.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor told you to.
Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated areas unless directed to do so by your doctor.
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 (ointment):
For plaque psoriasis:
Adults and children 7 years of age and older—Apply to the affected area of the skin 2 times a day in the morning and evening. Do not use more than 200 grams (g) per week.
Children 2 to 6 years of age—Apply to the affected area of the skin 2 times a day in the morning and evening. Do not use more than 100 g per week.
Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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.
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 the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Do not freeze or refrigerate the ointment.