This medication is used as a cleansing product to help treat acne and other skin conditions (e.g., seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea). This product contains an antibacterial agent and a drying agent which promotes shedding of the top layer of skin (keratolysis).
How to use BP 10-1 Top
This medication is for use on the skin only. Clean off make-up, oil and excess dirt from your face with a gentle cleanser before using this product. Wet the affected areas of skin before washing with this medication.
If you are using the liquid cleanser product, apply a generous layer of medication once or twice daily or use as directed by your doctor. Gently massage it into the affected skin for 10 to 20 seconds until a full lather forms rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
If you are using the cleansing cloth product, wash the affected areas with a cleansing cloth once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. First wet your face with water. Then wet the cloth with a little water and work into a full lather. Cleanse your face with the cloth for 10-20 seconds. Do not get the lather into your eyes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
If excessive drying occurs, you may need to rinse the cleanser off sooner or use it less often. Avoid getting any of this medication in the eyes or inside the nose or mouth. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
Redness, irritation or scaling of the skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: cracked skin.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual weakness/fatigue, dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin, other signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding.
You may be at increased risk for side effects if this medication is used on raw or broken skin. Consult your doctor for details.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.