This medicine is an antibiotic used to treat acne. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Clean and dry the affected area. Cover the affected and surrounding area with a thin film of medicine. Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
A side effect, that may go away during treatment, is dry skin. If it continues or is bothersome, check with your doctor. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience skin rash, swelling, redness, burning, or peeling of your skin, stomach pain, or diarrhea. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Several weeks may pass before you see improvement in your acne. Continue using this medicine for the full time recommended by your doctor. If your acne does not improve or gets worse, check with your doctor. Do not get this medicine in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you accidentally get the medicine in your eye, immediately flush with a large amount of cool tap water. Do not use other medicines or cleaners on your face unless otherwise directed by your doctor. For women: it is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
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