Resorcinol and Sulfur (Topical)
Brand name(s): Acne Cre
Proper Use of This Medicine
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. To do so may increase the chance of absorption through the skin and the chance of resorcinol poisoning.
Before using this medicine, wash the affected areas thoroughly and gently pat dry. Then apply a small amount to the affected areas and spread on gently, but do not rub in.
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.
The dose of resorcinol and sulfur combination 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 resorcinol and sulfur combination. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
- For acne and similar skin conditions:
- For cake dosage form:
- Adults and children-Use two or three times a day.
- For cream dosage form:
- Adults and children-Use one to three times a day.
- For gel and stick dosage forms:
- Adults and children-Use as needed.
- For lotion dosage form:
- Adults and children-Use two times a day.
- For cake dosage form:
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. Do not double doses.
To store this medicine:
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store away from heat and direct light.
- Keep the medicine from freezing.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
Last Revised: 07/26/1993
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