Solage

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Solag? contains mequinol 2% and tretinoin 0.01%, by weight, in a solution base of ethyl alcohol (77.8% v/v), polyethylene glycol 400, butylated hydroxytoluene, ascorbic acid, citric acid, ascorbyl palmitate, edetate disodium, and purified water.

Mequinol is 4-hydroxyanisole, the monomethyl ether of hydroquinone or 1-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzene. It has the chemical formula, C7H8O2, a molecular weight of 124.14, and the structural formula:

Mequinol Structural Formula Illustration

The chemical name for tretinoin, a retinoid, is (all-E)-3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraenoic acid, also referred to as all-trans-retinoic acid. It has the chemical formula, C20H28O2, a molecular weight of 300.44, and the structural formula:

What are the possible side effects of mequinol and tretinoin topical (Solage)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Mequinol and tretinoin can cause some stinging, burning, warmth, tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, or other skin irritation. Stop using the medication and call your doctor if any of these side effects become severe. You may need to use less of the medication or apply it less often.

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What are the precautions when taking mequinol and tretinoin (Solage)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: vitiligo, eczema.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Wear protective clothing when outdoors. Other medications (e.g., antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline) may increase your sun sensitivity. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become...

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Solage Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary stinging, burning, irritation, peeling, redness, itching, or dry skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist 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.

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.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: vitiligo, eczema.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Wear protective clothing when outdoors. Other medications (e.g., antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline) may increase your sun sensitivity. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Solage Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Solage

Generic Name: mequinol and tretinoin topical (Pronunciation: MEK win ol and TRET i noin)

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What is mequinol and tretinoin topical (Solage)?

Mequinol affects chemicals in the skin that create pigmentation or darkening. Tretinoin is a topical form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself.

Mequinol and tretinoin topical (applied to the skin) is used to treat age spots, liver spots, and sun spots, also called solar lentigines (len-TYE-ge-neez).

Mequinol and tretinoin topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of mequinol and tretinoin topical (Solage)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Mequinol and tretinoin can cause some stinging, burning, warmth, tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, or other skin irritation. Stop using the medication and call your doctor if any of these side effects become severe. You may need to use less of the medication or apply it less often.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about mequinol and tretinoin topical (Solage)?

This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or along the creases of your nose. If it does get into these areas, wash with water. Do not use mequinol and tretinoin on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using mequinol and tretinoin.

You must avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Mequinol and tretinoin topical can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

If you get a sunburn, you may need to wait until it heals before you can keep using mequinol and tretinoin.

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