5 to 20 AK lesions are visible
ZYCLARA Cream, 2.5% and 3.75%, are prescription medicines for skin use only (topical) to treat actinic keratosis on the face or balding scalp in adults with a normal immune system.
While exactly how ZYCLARA Cream works is unknown, it is thought that ZYCLARA Cream works (or cooperates) with your own immune system to control the abnormal cells associated with actinic keratoses.
ZYCLARA Cream should be applied once a day just before bedtime. Your healthcare provider will tell you where to use it, how often, and how long to apply it.
During the first two weeks of treatment, you may have a mild response or you may experience some level of increased redness, and an increase in the number of AK’s. This is to be expected and is a normal part of how ZYCLARA treatment works, revealing not only the lesions you can see, but the lesions you could not see before starting treatment. Stronger reactions may occur; contact your physician if they become troublesome.
At the end of the 2-week treatment period, there is a 2-week rest period, at which time the actinic keratoses may begin to clear.
After 2 weeks of rest, the process repeats itself for 2 additional weeks of treatment with ZYCLARA Cream. During this time, you may again notice increased redness and lesions, but the reaction is typically not as intense as during the first 2 weeks of treatment. Keep in mind, this is expected and it is important to remain on your medication.
After the final 2 weeks of treatment, you should have fewer lesions than you had at the beginning of your treatment.
ZYCLARA® Cream may cause serious side effects, including:
Skin drainage (weeping) or breakdown of the outer layer of the skin (erosion). You may need to stop using ZYCLARA until the skin is healed. You should not use ZYCLARA until the skin has healed from any other treatments. ZYCLARA Cream may also cause flu-like symptoms. Tell your healthcare provider if you have tiredness, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills,muscle pain, or joint pain.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of ZYCLARA Cream. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Valeant Dermatology at 1-800-328-0255.
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