About the drug:
Benzoyl Peroxide is an anti bacterial drug that is prescribed for the treatment of acne. It also exhibits a mild drying effect that allows excess oils and dirt to be washed away from the skin. Benzoyl Peroxide is marketed and sold under various trade names; this medication is used to minimize the signs and severity of the disease, Acne.
Uses of the drug:
This medicine is approved for the treatment of bacterial infection known as Acne vulgaris and also for the skin damage due to sun rays.
Working of the drug:
Benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the number of acne causing bacteria and also by causing the skin to become dry and then peel off.
Persol Gel 5% (20 gm) is manufactured by Wallace, India. You can buy Persol 20 gm Gel online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the Gel form in the following strength on our website:
Persol Gel 2.5% (20 gm)
Persol Gel 5% (20 gm)
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
Are using Tretinoin drug for acne as they together can cause severe skin problems
Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
If you have a wound on the skin due to sunburn, windburn, dryness, chapping, or irritation, or on an open wound. Do not apply on any open wound
Have any kind of other skin conditions or history of eczema, sunburn and sun sensitivity
Tell your doctor if you:
Have blood pressure or kidney problems
Have serious liver problem
Have serious heart complaint
Have kidney problems
How much to apply the drug?
You must use Benzoyl Peroxide topical medication strictly as advised by your doctor or according to the instructions enclosed within the medication package. Apply a small amount of medication after cleaning and drying the affected area properly. Do not cover the medicated area. Always store Benzoyl Peroxide in a cool and dry place. Ensure that your children and pets don't get access to it.
How to apply the drug?
Wash and pat dry the affected area completely. Gently rub in the medicine into the skin until it is evenly distributed. Wash off the medicine from the hands. Do not wrap or cover or bandage the area. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
Apply it religiously once in a day in morning and evening so as the acne scars heal faster. Proper care of the infected area is necessary. Time to time application of the Gel will prove beneficial and will speed up the healing procedure.
For how long to apply?
Use this medicine as long as the doctor tells you to take. Use the medication exactly as directed. Never use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Get urgent medical attention if you think that you have taken too much Benzoyl Peroxide medication. Overdose symptoms are light hearted feeling, fainting, reduce heart rate, or weakness.
If you miss a dose of Benzoyl Peroxide, then take it as soon as you remember but if the time to take the next dose is near, skip the missed dose. Never take extra doses at the same time or near to each other to compensate for the missed dose.
Side effects of the drug:
Some common side effects of Benzoyl Peroxide include mild stinging or burning, itching or tingly feeling, skin dryness, peeling, or flaking, or redness or other irritation. If any of these side effects persist or deteriorate, seek medical attention right away. The side effects thus mentioned are not the only ones which you may experience due to Benzoyl Peroxide. There may be others.
Common drug interactions:
Another acne drug called Tretinoin can interact with Benzoyl Peroxide and cause severe irritation. Hence, avoid using these two medications together. There may be other drugs which can interact with Benzoyl Peroxide although the likelihood of any other interacting drug is minimal. However, you must inform your doctor about any medicines you may be using already.
Things to remember:
While using Benzoyl Peroxide, avoid irritation causing skin products like harsh soaps, shampoos, skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products that contain alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime
Avoid sunlight or artificial UV light exposure
Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to cover the treated areas while venturing out in sun
Do not use this medicine on a cracked, injured or irritated skin
If the medicine get accidently into eyes then wash your eyes thoroughly with water
Benzoyl Peroxide is a bleaching agent and can bleach your hair or clothing if it comes in contact with them. So be careful while handling this medication and don't let it drop on your hair or clothing. It may take several weeks of using Benzoyl Peroxide before your condition improves. Keep using the medication regularly as prescribed.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed
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