Drug information provided by: Merative, 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 your skin to become irritated.
This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get any of this medicine near or around your eyes, mouth, or lips. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off with water and check with your doctor right away, especially if you have red, sore eyes.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions in the leaflet carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
To use the ointment:
Use 1 single-dose packet with each application.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
Apply enough amount of the medicine to each affected area.
Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Do not wash or touch the treated area for at least 8 hours after application. You may wash the area with mild soap and water after 8 hours.
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 actinic keratosis on the face or scalp:
Adults—Apply to the affected area once a day for 5 consecutive days.
Children—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.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Throw away any open packet after use even if there is still medicine left in it.