In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make.
For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Allergies: Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also, tell your healthcare professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Pediatric Population: If you are treating an infant or child with eczema, do not use carbon-fuchsin more than once a day. Although there is no specific information comparing the use of carbon-fuchsin in children treated for other conditions with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.
Geriatric Population: Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing the use of carbon-fuchsin in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Drug Interactions: Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Other Interactions: Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
3 Proper Usage
Carbol-fuchsin is a poison if swallowed. Use only on the affected areas as directed. Do not swallow this medicine. Do not use near the eyes or over large areas of the body.
Do not use on deep wounds, puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns. Before applying for this medicine, wash the affected areas with soap and water, and dry thoroughly.
Using an applicator or swab, apply for this medicine only to the affected areas. Do not bandage the area.
Dosing: The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.
The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.
Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For topical dosage form (solution):
For postoperative phenol nail procedures or as a first aid antiseptic drying agent: Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin one to three times a day.
Do not use this medicine for more than one week unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Missed Dose: If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Storage: Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
4 Precautions to Take
If your skin problem does not improve within 1 week, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
This medicine will stain skin and clothing. Avoid getting it on your clothes. The stain will slowly wear off your skin.
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