BENZAC AC 5% Gel 20gm


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Drug Information for BENZAC AC 5% Gel 20gm

What is BENZAC AC 5% Gel used for?

BENZAC AC 5% Gel is an antibacterial gel used to treat mild-to-moderate acne. This medicine works by reducing the amount of bacteria that causes acne. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take BENZAC AC 5% Gel?

The dosage of BENZAC AC 5% Gel prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of BENZAC AC 5% Gel. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

A small amount of BENZAC AC 5% Gel is usually applied one to three times daily onto the affected area. Wash the affected area before applying the medication.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply BENZAC AC 5% Gel medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of BENZAC AC 5% Gel, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with BENZAC AC 5% Gel?

  • Dapsone
  • Tretinoin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with BENZAC AC 5% Gel.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of BENZAC AC 5% Gel, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

BENZAC AC 5% Gel can interact with other skin products containing alcohol as well as sunscreen containing PABA.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of BENZAC AC 5% Gel?

Like other medicines, BENZAC AC 5% Gel can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of BENZAC AC 5% Gel are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of BENZAC AC 5% Gel cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of BENZAC AC 5% Gel develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

BENZAC AC 5% Gel can cause side effects such as :

  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Peeling
  • Redness

Some of the serious side effects of benzoyl peroxide are:

  • Skin rash
  • Painful irritation
  • Blistering
  • Swelling

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking BENZAC AC 5% Gel.

What should you tell your doctor before taking BENZAC AC 5% Gel?

Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you have any allergies and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking BENZAC AC 5% Gel?

Is it possible for me to apply BENZAC AC 5% Gel with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply BENZAC AC 5% Gel?
What are the possible drug interactions of BENZAC AC 5% Gel?
How will BENZAC AC 5% Gel work in my body?
How should BENZAC AC 5% Gel be applied?
How to reduce the risk of BENZAC AC 5% Gel drug interactions and side effects?

Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you have any allergies and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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