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Resorcinol / Sulfur Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 2%-5%; 2%-8%

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Apply a thin layer to the entire affected area 1 to 3 times a day.

-Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, therapy should start with 1 application once a day, gradually increasing to 2 to 3 times a day if necessary.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dose Adjustments

If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs: Reduce application to once a day or every other day.



Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For external use only; avoid contact with the eyes.
-Clean the skin thoroughly before using this drug.
-Apply only to affected areas (i.e., areas with acne).
-Do not apply to broken skin or large areas of the body.
-Topical lotion: Shake very well before use.

Storage requirements:
-Topical lotion: Store away from heat; keep bottle tightly closed.

-Topical cream: Shown to be effective in the treatment of acne rosacea

Patient advice:
-If skin irritation occurs or worsens, stop using this drug and consult physician.
-Dryness and skin irritation more likely to occur if another topical acne agent is used simultaneously; only use 1 topical acne agent at a time if irritation occurs.

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