Finacea Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Contact your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition gets worse or does not get better in the first 4 weeks or if the medicine causes too much redness, dryness, or peeling of skin. It may take longer than 4 weeks before you see the full effect.
Small amounts of water based cosmetics may be used while using this medicine. Apply cosmetics after this medicine has dried.
Avoid eating or drinking foods or beverages that may make redness, flushing, and blushing worse. Examples include spicy foods, alcohol, hot coffee, or hot tea.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Burning, stinging, or tingling of the skin
dryness, itching, peeling, or redness of the skin
Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Change in skin color at treated areas
Incidence not known
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.