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Important Note

The following 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 use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


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This medication is used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne.

How To Use

This is applied to the skin as directed usually twice a day. To apply, clean and pat dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer on the skin and massage in gently. Wash hands well after use. Do not use large amounts or apply this more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Use for full course of treatment. Avoid contact in or near the eyes or inside the nose and mouth. If it gets in your eyes wash out immediately with plenty of water and call your doctor if irritation persists. Do not apply any type of dressing or covering over the cream unless told to do so by your doctor.

Side Effects

Slight stinging or burning, itching, tingling, redness or drying of the skin may occur. If these symptoms continue or become severe or if you develop a skin rash, changes in skin color or a worsening of asthma symptoms, notify your doctor. The cream may cause irritation that may be controlled by using once daily instead of twice daily. Consult your physician. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using this, tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. This medication may be used with caution during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor or pharmacist of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may use, especially of: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.


Improvement is usually seen within four weeks. However, it may take several weeks of continued use before the full effects of this medication are evident. Dark-skinned individuals may notice a lightening in skin color. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice and report these changes if they occur.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C). Do not freeze. Check the expiration date on the tube and discard any expired medication.