A side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Burning, dry skin, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, tingling, or warmth at application site; unusual sensitivity to wind and cold.
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); blistering, crusting, swelling, or excessive redness of the skin; changes in skin color; lightening of the skin surrounding the treatment area.
Contraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.
Do NOT use Mequinol/Tretinoin if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Mequinol/Tretinoin
you are taking a fluoroquinolone (eg, levofloxacin), a phenothiazine (eg, chlorpromazine), a sulfonamide (eg, glipizide, sulfamethoxazole), a tetracycline (eg, doxycycline), a thiazide diuretic (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), or other medicines that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about whether any of your medicines increase your skin’s sun sensitivity.
you are pregnant or may become pregnant
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
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