What is Solagé?Solagé solution is used for the topical treatment of solar lentigines, also known as age spots or liver spots.
What is the most important information I should know about Solagé?Solagé should only be used under supervision of your doctor as part of a comprehensive skin care and sun avoidance program.
Improvement in the color of the treated age spots occurs gradually. It may take up to 6 months of treatment before the full beneficial effects are seen.
Solagé does not permanently cure solar lentigines. After stopping treatment with Solagé, the age spots may darken again over time.
Solagé should not be used if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant, or at a high risk of pregnancy. Consult your doctor for adequate birth control measures if you are a female of childbearing age.
If you, or a family member, have a history of vitiligo (a skin condition consisting of white patches on various parts of the body), tell your doctor before using Solagé.
Who should not take Solagé?Do not use Solagé if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, have eczema, or if you are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Avoid applying on skin that is sunburned, windburned, dried, chapped, or irritated. Do not apply on an open wound.
Do not use this medication if you are sensitive to sunlight or taking other drugs that increase your sensitivity to sunlight, such as certain types of antibiotics, diuretics (water pills), and phenothiazines.
Solagé is not approved for use on children.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Solagé?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Solagé. Also, talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions, especially if you have a history of vitiligo (white patches of skin); eczema; or chronically inflamed or irritated skin.
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: Solagé should be applied twice a day, at least 8 hours apart, or as directed by your doctor.
How should I take Solagé?Apply Solagé solution to your age spots using the applicator attached to the bottle top. Avoid application of Solagé to the surrounding normal-toned skin.
Use only enough Solagé to make the lesion appear moist; do not apply so much that it runs or drips.
What should I avoid while taking Solagé?Do not use Solagé around your eyes, lips and creases of the nose, or mucous membranes. If the product gets in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water and contact your doctor.
Wait 30 minutes before applying cosmetics after using Solagé. You should not shower or bathe the treatment areas for at least 6 hours after applying Solagé.
Do not expose treated areas to sunlight or sunlamps. Wear protective clothing and follow directions about sun avoidance during and after treatment with Solagé.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Solagé?If Solagé is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Solagé with any of the following: diuretics (water pills), fluoroquinolone and tetracycline antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, sulfa drugs such as sulfamethoxazole
What are the possible side effects of Solagé?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: burning, crusting, dryness, irritation, itching, lightening of the skin surrounding the spot being treated, peeling, rash, redness, tingling
Can I receive Solagé if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Solagé is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Solagé if you are pregnant or if you are attempting to become pregnant. The effects of Solagé during nursing are unknown. If you plan on breastfeeding, do not use Solagé without talking to your doctor first.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Solagé?If you miss a dose of Solagé, do not try to make up the dose. Return to your normal application schedule as soon as you can.
How should I store Solagé?Solagé should be protected from light; return the bottle to the carton after each use. Store at room temperature away from heat and open flame.