What is Extina?Extina is a foam used on the skin (topically) for a condition called seborrheic dermatitis in adults and children ≥12 years old who have normal immune system function. Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that affects the scalp, body, ears, and face, and causes red, flaky, greasy-looking skin.
What is the most important information I should know about Extina?Extina is for skin use only. Do not use in the eyes, mouth, or vagina.
Keep the Extina can away from, and do not spray it near, fire, open flame, or direct heat. Extina is flammable. Never throw the Extina can into a fire, even if the can is empty.
Tell your doctor if the area you are treating shows signs of increased irritation.
Extina foam is not used for fungal infections; safety and efficacy have not been established.
Who should not take Extina?Extina should not be used by anyone <12 years old or by people whose immune system is not working properly. Also, do not take this medication if you have had a previous allergic reactions to Extina or any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Extina?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Extina. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: Extina should be applied to the affected area(s) twice daily for 4 weeks.
How should I take Extina?Hold the container upright, and dispense Extina into the cap of the can or other cool surface in an amount sufficient to cover the affected area(s). Dispensing directly onto your hands is not recommended, as the foam will begin to melt immediately upon contact with warm skin. Pick up small amounts of Extina with your fingertips, and gently massage into the affected area(s) until the foam disappears.
For areas on the body with hair, part the hair to apply Extina directly to the skin (rather than on the hair).
Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, or vagina.
What should I avoid while taking Extina?Extina is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, and/or smoking during and immediately following use.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Extina?No significant interactions have been reported with Extina. However, always tell your doctor about any medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Extina?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: redness, itchiness, rash, burning
Can I receive Extina if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Extina during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Extina?If you miss a dose of Extina, apply it as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
How should I store Extina?Store at room temperature. Do not place the can in the refrigerator or freezer. Do not pierce or puncture the can. Keep it away from all sources of fire and heat. Do not leave the can in direct sunlight.
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