Uses: Renova medication
is used to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine
lines and wrinkles, reducing roughness and improving coloration.
This can also be used to treat acne.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Renova is for use on the face
as directed, usually once a day at bedtime. Apply a pea-size
amount of cream to clean, dry skin on the face being careful
to avoid the eyes, nostrils and mouth. Wash hands after use.
Do not use this more often than prescribed or in large amounts.
It will not give your faster or better results but will increase
the risk of side effects. Do not use on sunburn or eczema or
other serious skin conditions. Effects of this medication will
be gradual with most improvement seen in the first 6 months
of continued therapy. If used for acne the condition may worsen
at first, then improve.
SIDE EFFECTS: You may experience
mild redness or stinging, itching, burning, skin scaling,
peeling and dry skin the first several weeks as your body
adjusts to Renova. If any of these effects continue or become
severe, discontinue use and notify your doctor.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication
tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing skin disorders
or if you have any allergies. This medication increases your
sensitivity to the sun. Limit sun exposure and avoid sun lamps.
Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during
pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult
with your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor
of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may
take including isotretinoin, amiodarone, tetracycline or quinolone
antibiotics, sulfa-drugs or phenothiazines as they increase
skin sensitivity to the sun. Also minoxidil and any skin medication,
soaps, cleansers, cosmetics, astringents or any facial products
that may be drying or irritating (e.g., alcohol-containing
facial products. Benzoyl peroxide should not be applied at
the same time as this medication.
NOTES: Renova is not a cosmetic.
It is to be used in conjunction with a comprehensive skin
care and sun avoidance program.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose,
apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near
the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose
and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up"
the amount used to catch up.
STORAGE: Store this medication
at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 25
degrees C). Do not freeze. Keep this and all medications out
of the reach of children.