Last summer, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical acne products can cause a severe allergic reaction. These cases are rare, but they can be life-threatening.
FDA Safety Alerts
Published as part of a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Partnership
Certain acne treatments can, in rare instances, cause severe allergic reactions that are potentially life-threatening.
Whether you're settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, you should be extra careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines. And if you're caring for older loved ones, you should help them stay safe.
Consumers and health care professionals will soon find updated labeling for extended-release and long-acting opioid pain relievers to help ensure their safe and appropriate use.