Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel

Generic Name: sodium sulfide (SOE-dee-um SUL-fide)
Brand Name: Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever

Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel is used for:

Treating pain and discomfort caused by ingrown toenails.

Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel works by absorbing into the nail to help relieve ingrown toenail pain.

Do NOT use Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel. Because little, if any, of Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel:

Use Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash your hands before and after using Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel.
  • Carefully wash and dry the area around the ingrown toenail.
  • Place a retainer ring cushion on your toe. Be sure that the slot is over the area where the ingrown toenail and skin meet. Smooth the ring down firmly.
  • Apply enough medicine to fill the slot in the ring. Replace the cap on the medicine tube right away.
  • Place the round center section of a protection bandage over the gel-filled ring. This seals the gel in place. Smooth the ends of the bandage around your toe.
  • Remove the old bandage and reapply the medicine as directed until pain is relieved or until the toenail can be easily trimmed.
  • If you miss a dose of Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel.

Important safety information:

  • If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel while you are pregnant. It is not known if Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If OVERDOSE is suspected: Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel:

Store Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Dr. Scholl's Ingrown Toenail Pain Reliever gel.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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