Bengel AC 5% Gel 30gm

Acne Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

BENGEL AC 5% GEL contains Benzoyl peroxide which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-bacterial and Anti-inflammatory agents. It is used in the treatment and prevention of acne (pimples) in the face, chest and back. It is also used to unplug the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and absorb excess oil from the skin.

Before using BENGEL AC 5% GEL, inform your doctor if you are having any allergy to foods, preservatives or dyes or if you are already under any medication for acne.

It is not recommended to use hard cleansers, scrubs, medicated soap or cosmetic products containing alcohol while using this medicine.

BENGEL AC 5% GEL is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

Avoid repeated exposure to sunlight or other sources of UV light (such as sun bed). In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.

Most common side effects of BENGEL AC 5% GEL are skin redness and irriation, burning, stinging sensation in the skin. Consult your doctor if any of above symptoms worsens.

USES OF BENGEL AC 5% GEL

Used to:

  • treat acne (pimples) formation
  • remove excessive oil from the skin
  • unplug blocked pores

HOW BENGEL AC 5% GEL WORKS

BENGEL AC 5% GEL works against the acne-causing bacteria. This medicine after applying on the affected skin gets absorbed and is converted to benzoic acid. This benzoic acid gets metabolized by skin proteins and releases active free-radical oxygen species that results in the alteration of bacterial proteins. This helps to treat acne or pimples. BENGEL AC 5% GEL also acts as a keratolytic agent which promotes peeling of the skin and absorb excess oil from the skin further preventing acne formation and skin irritation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply BENGEL AC 5% GEL as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area as instructed by the doctor.

Avoid contact with eyes, lips, mouth, nose, mucous membranes and sensitive areas of the neck. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending you’re your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BENGEL AC 5% GEL

COMMON

  • dry skin
  • skin redness
  • peeling of the skin
  • burning sensation of the skin
  • itching of the skin (pruritus)
  • pain of the skin (pain, stinging)
  • skin irritation
  • allergic contact dermatitis

RARE

Stop applying BENGEL AC 5% GEL and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reactions, including application site hypersensitivity, face swelling and anaphylaxis
  • severe skin irritation, redness and peeling of the skin, swelling of the face
  • fainting

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin rash:

Avoid hot bath because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin and apply calamine lotion as a coolant. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persists for a long time.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

BENGEL AC 5% GEL is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

BENGEL AC 5% GEL should be used with caution in breast feeding mothers. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not apply BENGEL AC 5% GEL if you are allergic to Benzyl peroxide or to any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

BENGEL AC 5% GEL is not recommended for use if you:

  • have damaged skin or broken skin
  • are using hard cleansers, scrubs, medicated soap or cosmetic products containing alcohol

Use in paediatrics:

Your doctor will decide the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before using BENGEL AC 5% GEL.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before applying BENGEL AC 5% GEL, inform your doctor if you are taking or using any of the following medicine:

  • medicines used to treat various skin diseases (Ex. dapsone)
  • topical hydroquinone (medicine used to remove dark patches of the skin)
  • isotretinoin, topical tretinoin (used to treat acne)
  • topical anaesthetics (used to relieve pain and itching) Ex. benzocaine, lignocaine

B. Drug-Food interactions:

Before applying BENGEL AC 5% GEL inform your doctor if you are having any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally applies more of BENGEL AC 5% GEL or accidently ingested BENGEL AC 5% GEL, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overuse of this medicine is severe skin irritation.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Benzoyl Peroxide
Pharmacological Category :   Topical Antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Acne
Dosage Forms :   Gel, Lotion, Ointment, Facewash, Soap, Gelwash

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of sight and reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT BENGEL AC 5% GEL

What is BENGEL AC 5% GEL used for?

BENGEL AC 5% GEL is used in the treatment and prevention of acne (pimples) in the face, chest and back. It can also be used to unplug the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and absorb excess oil from the skin. Consult your doctor before using BENGEL AC 5% GEL.

How to use BENGEL AC 5% GEL?

Always apply BENGEL AC 5% GEL as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash and dry your hands before applying this medicine. Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser and water and allow the skin to dry. Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area leaving it for 2 hours and then wash it off with water and pat skin dry.

What are the precautions to be followed while using BENGEL AC 5% GEL?

While using BENGEL AC 5% GEL avoid contact with the eyes, lips, mouth, nose, mucous membranes and sensitive areas of the neck. In case of accidental contact rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. You should not use any other acne products along with this medicine without taking advise from your doctor because they may cause skin to become red and sore.

How long should I use BENGEL AC 5% GEL

You should use BENGEL AC 5% GEL as long as advised by your physician or how quickly your condition improves. Sometimes acne may take time to clear completely. You should see your doctor if you feel your acne is not improving while using this medicine.

Can BENGEL AC 5% GEL be used in pregnant women?

BENGEL AC 5% GEL is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

What are the common side effects of using BENGEL AC 5% GEL?

Most common side effects of BENGEL AC 5% GEL are skin redness and irriation, burning, stinging sensation in the skin. Sudden increase in peeling may occur during the first weeks in most of the patients. This is usually not harmful and may subside once the treatment is discontinued temporarily. Consult your doctor if any of above symptoms worsens.

REFERENCES

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    40 g
    Ingredient
    BENZOYL PEROXIDE 5%W/W
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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