Some medical conditions may interact with Mequinol/Tretinoin. 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
if you have eczema, irritated or inflamed skin, an increased number of white blood cells, vitiligo (loss of skin pigmentation), or sunburn
if you are unusually sensitive to sunlight or must be outside for prolonged periods of time
Avoid getting Mequinol/Tretinoin in your eyes, on the inside or angles of your nose, or in your mouth. If you get Mequinol/Tretinoin in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
Mequinol/Tretinoin may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Mequinol/Tretinoin. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or products on your skin. While you are using Mequinol/Tretinoin, you may use cosmetics.
Do not apply Mequinol/Tretinoin to skin that is sunburned. Wait until the burn is fully healed before using Mequinol/Tretinoin.
Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
Safety and effectiveness of Mequinol/Tretinoin have not been established in patients with moderately dark to dark skin.
Avoid using other topical medication, cosmetics, or other products that have a strong drying effect. If you have dry skin from using these products, allow your skin to "rest" before using Mequinol/Tretinoin.
If the lesion you have been treating becomes the same color as your normal skin, contact your doctor.
Do not use Mequinol/Tretinoin on skin with eczema, or for any condition other than that for which it was prescribed.
Weather extremes, such as windy or cold weather, may irritate your skin more while you are using Mequinol/Tretinoin.
Mequinol/Tretinoin may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
Mequinol/Tretinoin should only be used in addition to a comprehensive skin care and sunlight avoidance program prepared by your doctor.
Mequinol/Tretinoin is flammable. Do not store or use near an open flame or while smoking.
If you are able to become pregnant, use effective birth control while you are using Mequinol/Tretinoin.
Mequinol/Tretinoin should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Mequinol/Tretinoin if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. It is not known if Mequinol/Tretinoin is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Mequinol/Tretinoin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology