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Additional Details on Acanya

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose of this medication, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Acanya Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Acanya

Just like any medicine, Acanya may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Acanya include but are not limited to:
  • Redness of the skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Itching
  • Burning or stinging.
(Click Acanya Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Acanya may react with a few other medications (see Acanya Drug Interactions for more information).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Acanya if you have:
  • Eczema
  • Sunburned, windburned, or otherwise irritated skin
  • Sensitivity to the sun or if you go out in the sun often
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • A history of inflammation of the colon from antibiotics (antibiotic-associated colitis)
  • An upcoming surgery with general anesthesia
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Acanya Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)

Acanya Acne Medication Information

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