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Generic Name: kinetin (KIN-uh-tin)
Brand Name: Kinerase
Kinerase cream is used for:
Moisturizing skin, improving skin texture, reducing the appearance of freckles and brown spots, and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles caused by skin aging or sun damage. It may also be used to moisturize skin after certain procedures (eg, chemical peels, laser resurfacing) or to treat sensitive skin caused by rosacea, eczema, or dermatitis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Kinerase cream is a moisturizing agent. It works by moisturizing the skin.
Do NOT use Kinerase cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Kinerase cream
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Kinerase cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with Kinerase cream. 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 Kinerase cream. However, no specific interactions with Kinerase cream are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Kinerase cream 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 Kinerase cream:
Use Kinerase cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Kinerase cream comes with an additional patient leaflet. Read it carefully and reread it each time you get Kinerase cream refilled.
- Wash the affected area with a mild facial cleanser. Apply a dime-sized amount of medicine to the area to be treated as directed. Rub the medicine in until evenly distributed.
- Kinerase cream is for external use only. Avoid getting Kinerase cream in your eyes. If you get Kinerase cream in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water.
- Do not cover with a dressing unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- Wash your hands immediately after using Kinerase cream.
- Sunscreen or makeup may be applied immediately after using Kinerase cream.
- If you miss a dose of Kinerase cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Kinerase cream.
Important safety information:
- Check with your doctor after using Kinerase cream for 3 months to determine improvement in your skin appearance.
- Kinerase cream does not make your skin sensitive to sunlight. However, if you are going outdoors it is recommended that you wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 to prevent further sun damage to your skin.
- Kinerase cream may be harmful if swallowed. If you may have taken Kinerase cream by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Use Kinerase cream with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Kinerase cream, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Kinerase cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Kinerase cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Kinerase cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Kinerase cream:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. 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:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Kinerase cream:
Store Kinerase cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Kinerase cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Kinerase cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Kinerase cream 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 Kinerase cream 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 Kinerase cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Kinerase cream. 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 Kinerase cream.