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Medications Lexicon

ONRELTEA, 0.33%, GEL

Common uses

This medication is typically used for rosacea (a disorder of the facial skin that resembles acne). Its effects can be felt within 1 hour.

How to use this medication

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.

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

Possible side effects

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

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause redness of the face;
  • it may cause stinging or itching;
  • when used, it may cause a temporary burning sensation.
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 information

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. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General information

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.

This document contains useful information for those taking this medication. It is not intended, in any way, to replace the advice of a trained health professional. For more information, consult the manufacturer's literature, where you will find additional information about uncommon side effects as well as contraindications associated with this product.

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