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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• If you have a skin disease called Netherton's syndrome, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have a weakened immune system, talk with healthcare provider.
• The risk of cancer is higher after using this medicine.
• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Short-term discomfort after use. Usually improves within 5 days.
• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.
• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.
• Runny nose.
• Mouth irritation. Frequent mouth care with a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing mouth may help.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Swollen gland.
• Appearance of warts.
• Severe skin irritation.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.