What are some things I need to know or do while I take Salkera?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Certain acne products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can rarely cause very bad and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions or very bad irritation. Before first use, you may need to follow certain steps to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Use Salkera as you were told by the doctor or read the package label. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not put on irritated skin.
- Do not use Salkera on birthmarks, moles, or warts with hair growth; or cervical, genital, or oral warts.
- If you use this medicine too often, your skin problem may become worse.
- Use of other skin products while using Salkera may cause more irritation.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- This medicine may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Do not give to children and teenagers who have or are getting better from flu signs, chickenpox, or other viral infections due to the chance of Reye's syndrome. Reye's syndrome causes very bad problems to the brain and liver.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 2 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Mood changes.
- Fast breathing.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Ringing in ears.
- Hearing loss.
- Very bad dizziness.
- Very bad skin irritation.
What are some other side effects of Salkera?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Skin irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.