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Acnesol 1% solution


Overview

Introduction

Acnesol 1% solution is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat acne, which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest or back. This medicine works by attacking the bacteria that cause these pimples.

Acnesol 1% solution is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. It should not be applied to broken or damaged skin. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get it in these areas. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. Do not stop using it as soon as your acne starts to get better. Ask your doctor when you should stop treatment.

Common side effects like minor itching, burning, or redness of the skin and oily skin may be seen in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.

It is a safe medicine, but you should inform your doctor if you have any problems with your bowels (intestines). Also, inform the doctor if you have ever had bloody diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics or if you are using any other medicines to treat skin conditions. Consult your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Acnesol Lotion

Side effects of Acnesol Lotion

Common
  • Skin rash

How to use Acnesol Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Acnesol Lotion works

Acnesol 1% solution is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acnesol 1% solution is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acnesol 1% solution is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Acnesol Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Acnesol 1% solution, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Acnesol 1% solution for the treatment of acne.
  • You may have to use it for a long time before your acne starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Acnesol 1% solution.
  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by acne.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Acnesol 1% solution and consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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sir i am suffering with pumpils,already i treated with acnesol ointment,i didn't get better solution,so please suggested with me better medicine
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Apply multani mitti wtih rose water (in oily skin) & milk (in dry skin) 2 times in a week.use this home remedy
I have problems of acne should I go for chemical peeling I m doing the treatment since six months n right now using acnovate gel, acnesol gel,lacne 20 cap.,with prescription of doc.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
peels will help your pimples and marksskinaid clinic gurgaon 9XXXXXX
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FAQs

Q. How long does should I use Acnesol?

Use Acnesol for as long as your doctor tells you. You may have to use it for several months to clear your acne completely. Even the initial benefits may take several weeks to appear following which you shall be able to note a gradual but definite improvement. Usually, Acnesol should be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Acnesol during each course of treatment.

Q. What does Acnesol do for acne?

Acnesol treats and prevents acne by stopping the growth of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) which causes it. Acne is an extremely common skin condition. During adolescence, grease glands in the skin produce extra grease in response to normal amounts of sex hormones in the body which can cause blocked pores (i.e., blackheads). When this happens, the pores are invaded by bacteria. As a result, certain chemicals are produced which go into deeper parts of the skin to produce red spots filled with pus, called acne.

Q. Can the use of Acnesol cause diarrhea?

Yes, Acnesol may cause diarrhea or bloody diarrhea in few people. If diarrhea becomes severe, Acnesol should be immediately stopped, and you should consult your doctor.

Q. Can Acnesol cause skin rash?

The common side effects of Acnesol are irritation, swollen, pale red bumps and dryness. A scaly skin rash may occur rarely with the use of Acnesol. You must consult your doctor if it bothers you.

Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Acnesol?

Take care to avoid any contact with your eyes, insides of your nose and mouth. If you accidentally put Acnesol on these areas, wash them straight away with plenty of cool water.
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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Systopic Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 101, Pragati Chambers, Commercial Complex, Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi-110008
A licensed vendor partner from your nearest location will deliver Acnesol 1% solution. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your doctor's ℞ and the availability of this medicine.
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25 ml in 1 bottle
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