Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin twice a day, in the morning and evening. Approximately one finger-tip length (about 2.5 cm) of gel should be enough to cover the entire area. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Before using the gel, wash the affected area with a soapless cleanser or a very mild soap. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel. After applying the gel, wash your hands. Do not cover the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air. If you use cosmetics, you may apply them once this medication has dried.
You should notice significant improvement in your symptoms in about 4 to 8 weeks. If your symptoms do not improve within this time period, call your doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
To get the best effect from this medication, it must be used regularly.
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.