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Resinol (topical)

Brand names: R.A. Acne and Resinol Topical
Drug Class: Topical Antipsoriatics

What is Resinol?

Resinol breaks down rough, scaly, or hardened skin. This medication also disinfects the skin to fight infections.This topical medicine is also used to treat acne, a data-type="auto" Resinol can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Resinol

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.Resinol can have side effects, even though the risk is low. This is because the medicine will not be absorbed by the bloodstream. If you apply too much of this medicine or over a large area, your body can absorb it through the skin. Cuts or irritations on the skin can also increase the absorption of medicine.

Resinol can cause serious side effects. Resinol should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Feeling tired; headache;
  • Blue-colored skin;
  • Fast or irregular heartbeats
  • Seizure (convulsions); or
  • Weak or shallow breathing

This medicine can cause side effects in children because they absorb more through their skin.There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor.To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Cosentyx, Stelara, Taltz, Trianex, Sernivo, Kenalog, and Impoyz


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication.Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, allergies and medications that you take.

Before you take this drug

Resinol should not be used if you have an allergy to it.If you have any other medical conditions or concerns, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it's safe to use the medicine.

  • Allergies to food or dyes
  • If you have an allergy to animals,

Resinol is not known to harm unborn babies. If you are pregnant, do not take this medicine unless your doctor has prescribed it.It is unknown if resorcinol topically passes into breast milk or if it can harm a baby who is nursing.Do not use this medicine if you are nursing a baby without first consulting your physician.This medicine should not be used on children younger than 2 without consulting a doctor.

How to take Resinol?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.Resinol should not be taken by mouth. Resinol should only be used on the skin. This medicine should not be used on wounds that are open, sunburned, or windburned, or on dry, chapped, irritated, or sunburned skin.The dosage you use will depend on the condition you're treating.Follow the directions on the package or the advice of your doctor regarding how and when to take the medicine.Use only enough medicine to cover the affected area and gently rub it in.Resinol can be absorbed through the skin when you apply too much of it or over a large area. Cuts or irritations to the skin can also increase the absorption of medicine.Wash your hands after applying medicine.Resinol may darken light-colored hair.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen while taking resinol, call your doctor.Store away from moisture, light, and heat. Store at room temperature.Keep the bottle or tube tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for Resinol topical because it is used as needed. If you have a regular schedule, take the missed dose immediately after you remember. If your next scheduled dosage is approaching, skip the missed dose. You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of topical resorcinol are not dangerous.Call 1-800-222-1222 if anyone swallows medication accidentally or seeks emergency medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Resinol should not be applied near the eyes. If the medication gets into your eyes, rinse with water.Avoid skin products that can cause irritation. These include harsh soaps or shampoos; permanent hair dyes and chemicals; hair waxes or removers; or products containing alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.Do not use other skin medications on areas that you have treated with Resinol unless you are told to by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Resinol applied topically is unlikely to be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal remedies.