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What should I know about Meted before using it?

Meted (salicylic acid/ sulfur) is for external use only. Call your local poison control center or seek immediate medical attention if you ingest Meted. Do not apply Meted to eyes, nose, mouth, genitals or healthy skin. If Meted comes in contact with your eyes, flush your eyes with water for 15 minutes. Avoid directly inhaling the vapors from the shampoo. Do not apply Meted to open wounds, warts, moles, birthmarks or skin that is infected or irritated. Talk about Meted with your doctor if you have certain medical conditions, including liver or kidney disorders, skin conditions, such as eczema, diabetes and abnormal blood circulation. People who are allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) or aspirin should use Meted with caution. Meted can affect the results of some lab tests, so tell your doctor if you are using Meted before undergoing any medical tests. Meted contains salicylic acid, which has been associated with Reye's syndrome, a potentially deadly condition for teenagers and children. Young people with chicken pox, the flu or other viral infections, should not use Meted without first checking with their doctor. Children may be more sensitive to the effects of Meted. Children under two years of age should use it with extreme caution.

Talk to your doctor about the risks of using Meted while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Overusing Meted can worsen certain conditions.

Meted is flammable and should not be stored or used near an open flame.

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