Medication information

Actikerall 10+0.5% solution

This medication is typically used for actinic keratosis. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

Instructions

This medication is to be applied on the skin. To use:

  • clean the affected area;
  • apply small amount of the product and limit the application to the affected area.


Wash your hands after applying the medication.

Do not let this product come in contact with your eyes or lips. Do not apply it on skin that has been cut or scratched.

Continue applying the product to complete the prescribed course of treatment, even after improvement is seen or felt.

This product may discolour hair or clothing that it comes into contact with. Use caution when applying it.

Children and pregnant women must avoid direct contact with a zone of application not washed or not covered with a garment.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Apply it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effect.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. This product is to be applied only to affected areas. Avoid touching it with your fingers. To apply, use a finger cot (fingerstall) or an applicator.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause local pain;
  • it may cause inflammation at the site where the medication is used;
  • it may make your skin more sensitive to the sun or sun lamps -- wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to sunlight as much as possible;
  • it may cause local irritation.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Once opened, the product must be used within 3 months. Any unused portion should be discarded.

Additional Information

Although the drugs you are taking are intended to help you, they can be harmful to those around you. Make sure that a professional who oversees your treatment has given you all the necessary precautions.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.