Meclan

Generic Name: meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical (meck low SYE kleen sul fo sa LISS i late)
Brand Name: Meclan

What is Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical)?

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate is an antibiotic. Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical prevents bacteria from growing on your skin.

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate is used topically to treat bacterial infections such as acne.

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical is not commercially available in the United States.

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical)?

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical is not commercially available in the United States.

It may take 3 weeks or more to see the effects of this drug. Do not stop using meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical if you do not see results immediately.

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Avoid your eyes, nose, mouth, and lips when applying meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical. If medication gets in any of these areas, wash the area with water.

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical may cause yellowing of your skin. You can remove the stain by washing with mild soap and water.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical)?

Do not use meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical passes into breast milk. Do not use meclocycline sulfosalicylate without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical)?

Use meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the area to which you will apply the medication. Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical is usually applied twice daily, in the morning and evening. Follow your doctor's directions.

To prevent excessive irritation, avoid getting the medication in your eyes, inside of your nose or mouth, on your lips, and in areas where the skin is broken.

It may take 3 weeks or more to see the effects of this drug. Do not stop using it if you do not see results immediately.

It is important to use meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical regularly to get the most benefit.

Store meclocycline sulfosalicylate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. Seek emergency medical attention if meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical is ingested or a very large amount is used.

What should I avoid while taking Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical)?

Avoid applying meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical to broken or irritated skin. This medication could make your condition worse.

Avoid using other topical products on the same area at the same time unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Avoid using harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics during therapy with meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical.

Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with topical meclocycline sulfosalicylate therapy.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical and talk to your doctor if you experience burning, stinging, and irritation of the skin.

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical may cause yellowing of your skin. You can remove the stain by washing with mild soap and water.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

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What other drugs will affect Meclan (meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical)?

Do not use other topical prescription or over-the-counter products on the same area at the same time unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Avoid using harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics during therapy with meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about meclocycline sulfosalicylate topical written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Meclocycline sulfosalicylate is available with a prescription under the brand name Meclan in a 1% cream formulation. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

  • 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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