resorcinol (topical) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using resorcinol (R A Acne, Resinol)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to resorcinol.
It is not known whether this medication could 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 resorcinol 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.
How should I use resorcinol (R A Acne, Resinol)?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Apply only enough of the medication to cover the area needing treatment, and rub in gently.
Wash your hands after applying resorcinol unless you are treating a skin condition on the hands.
Your body may absorb resorcinol through the skin if you use too much of the medication or if you apply it over large skin areas. Skin that is cut or irritated may also absorb more topical medication.
Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve or if it gets worse while using resorcinol topical.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light. Do not freeze.
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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