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- Use this medication only as directed by your healthcare provider. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
- The treated area may be covered by gauze dressing if desired.
- Report to your healthcare provider any signs of local adverse reactions. The medication should be stopped and your healthcare provider contacted if irritation, severe itching, or rash occurs.
- If no improvement is seen in 3 to 5 days, contact your healthcare provider.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/28/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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