Astringent (On the skin)

Relieves minor skin irritations.

Brand Name(s):

A.E.R, A.E.R Traveler, Astringent Solution, Derma Gran, Dickinson's Witch Hazel Astringent, Dickinson's Witch Hazel Formula, Domeboro, Good Neighbor Medicated Wipes, Good Sense Medicated Pads, Gordon's Boro-Packs, Hazeletes, Health Mart Medicated Cooling Pads, Hemorrhoid Relief Medicated Wipes, Hemorrhoidal Hygiene, Hemorrhoidal Medicated Pad

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Pad, Ointment, Lotion, Fizzy Tablet, Powder, Packet

  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away. Do not use this medicine inside your rectum unless your doctor tells you to. Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure what body areas you can use this medicine on.
  • Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you use this medicine.
  • Dissolve the effervescent tablet or powder in water before using it. Most tablets and powders must be dissolved in at least 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) of water. Follow the directions on the package. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless directed by your doctor.

If a dose is missed:

  • Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist or doctor how to dispose of the medicine container and any leftover or expired medicine.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not put cosmetics or skin care products on the treated skin.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat a skin problem your doctor has not examined.
  • You should not use this medicine more often or in larger amounts than your doctor ordered.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • New or continued redness, swelling, burning, or itching.
  • Skin dryness.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 11/6/2020

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