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General Information on Resorcinol

Generic Name : Resorcinol

Pronunciation : re-SOR-si-nol

Latest prescription information about Resorcinol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiseptics

Why is Resorcinol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dihydroxy benzene, prescribed for acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders. 

When should Resorcinol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Resorcinol?

Adult: Topical- As 1.25% preparation with sulfur and chloroxylenol: Apply as directed.

How should Resorcinol be taken?

It comes as a lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Resorcinol?

Avoid using for a prolonged period, on a broken skin.

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and nose.

Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, children, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Resorcinol?

   Local : Irritation, sensitization, pigmentation and hair color changes.

What are the other precautions for Resorcinol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Resorcinol?

Store it at room temperature.

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