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allantoin, camphor, and phenol (topical) (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using allantoin, camphor, and phenol (Blistex)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to allantoin, camphor, or phenol, or to any of the other ingredients of the ointment, including menthol, bees wax, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and paraffin.

This medication is not expected to be harmful to use during pregnancy or while breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take allantoin, camphor, and phenol (Blistex)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

To treat chapped lips, apply enough of this medication to completely moisten the lips.

Remove any excess medication with a clean tissue.

Do not apply this medication over large surfaces of your skin, or cover treated skin with a bandage or other covering.

For best results when treating a cold sore, use this medication when you first notice any symptoms such as tingling, itching, or other discomfort.

Wait at least 5 minutes before applying lipstick or other cosmetics over the treated lip areas.

It is best not to apply this medication more than 4 times daily.

Store the ointment at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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