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Resorcinol

Brand Name and Other Names: Resinol, R A Acne

Generic Name: Resorcinol

Drug Class: Acne Agents, Topical

What Is Resorcinol Used For and How Does it Work?

Resorcinol is used as a topical medication to treat acne. Resorcinol was discontinued and is no longer available.

Resorcinol is available under the following different brand names: Resinol, R A Acne.

Dosages of Resorcinol:

  • Resorcinol was discontinued and is no longer available

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • Resorcinol was discontinued and is no longer available

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Resorcinol?

Side effects of Resorcinol include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Resorcinol?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Resorcinol has no listed interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Resorcinol?

Warnings

This medication contains resorcinol. Do not take RA if you are allergic to resorcinol or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Existing skin rash or irritation

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Resorcinol?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Resorcinol?"

Cautions

  • External use only
  • Discontinue if excessive skin irritation develops

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use resorcinol with caution if the benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done. There is insufficient data on resorcinol use while breastfeeding; resorcinol is absorbed through intact and broken skin. Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Reviewed on 1/8/2020
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/ra-resorcinol-999347
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