Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash treats acne. For external use only. May cause skin dryness.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Overview

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Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash is an over-the-counter drug product used to treat acne. Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash belongs to a group of drug products called salicylic acid washes. These work to treat acne by removing excess oil from the surface of the skin, which has been shown to contribute to the development of acne.

This product comes in a foaming liquid form dispensed from a pump bottle and is typically applied once in the morning and once again at night.

Common side effects of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash include skin dryness, skin irritation, and skin redness.

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Uses of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash is an over-the-counter drug product used to treat acne

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Salicylic Acid

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Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Drug Class

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Side Effects of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash

Serious side effects have been reported with Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash. See the “Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash include the following:

  • skin redness
  • skin irritation
  • skin dryness
  • skin peeling

This is not a complete list of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

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

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • other topical skin products
  • other acne treatments

This is not a complete list of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash including the following:

  • severe skin dryness, redness, and/or peeling. Some patients may be hypersensitive to the effects of products like Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash. If you experience severe skin dryness, redness, and/or peeling, discontinue use immediately and consult with your physician and/or pharmacist about alternate treatment options.

Do not take Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash if you:

  • are allergic to Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash or to any of its ingredients 
  • have any open wounds, lesions, or burns

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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Before taking Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash or to any of its ingredients
  • have any open wounds, lesions, or burns
  • have any skin conditions
  • currently use any other skin products
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash has not yet been evaluated by the FDA for safety in use during pregnancy.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It is not known if Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Usage

Use Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash exactly as prescribed or directed on the packaging.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash comes in a foaming liquid form dispensed from a pump bottle and is typically applied once in the morning and once again at night.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash is for external use only. Skin irritation and dryness is most likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time; if irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.

Avoid contact with eyes; if contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor; if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

To use Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash:

  1. Moisten skin with warm water and dispense two full pumps into the palm of your hand
  2. Apply by gently massaging over the entire affected area
  3. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash at the same time.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Dosage

Use this product exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as directed on the packaging.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your age

The recommended dose of Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash for the treatment of acne is two pumps applied to the entire affected area twice daily.

Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash Overdose

If you take too much Skinmedica Purifying Foaming Wash, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store at controlled room temperature 15°- 30°C (59°- 86°F)
  • For external use only
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children