benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical kit (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical (Zacare)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or sodium hyaluronate.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.
How should I use benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical (Zacare)?
This medication comes as a kit containing benzoyl peroxide lotion and sodium hyaluronate gel.
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Shake the benzoyl peroxide lotion well just before each use.
Wet the skin before applying the benzoyl peroxide cleansing lotion. Work the lotion into a lather and rinse thoroughly. Gently the skin dry.
During your first week of treatment, wash the affected skin with the benzoyl peroxide lotion once daily. After the first week, wash the skin twice daily.
The sodium hyaluronate gel may be applied 2 or 3 times daily. Follow your doctor's instructions. Apply a liberal amount of the gel and rub it in thoroughly.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor has told you to.
It may take up to 3 weeks of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. The best results may be seen after 8 to 12 weeks of use. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Store benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the lotion bottle and ointment tube tightly closed when not in use.
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