coal tar topical (cont.)
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- What is coal tar (Balnetar, Betatar Gel, Coal Tar, Cutar, Denorex, Denorex Dry Scalp, Denorex Extra Strength, Denorex Medicated Shampoo and Conditioner, DHS Tar Shampoo, Doak Tar, Doak Tar Oil, Elta Tar, Fototar, G-TAR, Ionil T, Ionil T Plus, MG 217 Psoriasis, MG217 Medicated Tar, Neutrogena T/Derm, Neutrogena T/Gel, Neutrogena T/Gel Extra Strength, Oxipor VHC, PC Tar, Pentrax, Pentrax Gold, Polytar, Psoriasin, Psorigel, T/Gel Conditioner, Tegrin Medicated, Tegrin Medicated Soap, Therapeutic, Theraplex T, Zetar)?
- What are the possible side effects of coal tar?
- What is the most important information I should know about coal tar?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using coal tar?
- How should I use coal tar?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using coal tar?
- What other drugs will affect coal tar?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a coal tar overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while using coal tar?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does occur, rinse with water.
Do not use coal tar to treat the skin of your groin or rectal area.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Coal tar can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result.
What other drugs will affect coal tar?
Do not use coal tar together with other psoriasis medications unless your doctor tells you to.
There may be other drugs that can interact with coal tar. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about coal tar.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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