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Composition for ACNESOL CL

Clarithromycin Topical(1%)

food interaction for ACNESOL CL

alcohol interaction for ACNESOL CL

pregnancy interaction for ACNESOL CL

lactation interaction for ACNESOL CL

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Acnesol cl gel at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Acnesol cl gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Acnesol cl gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Clarithromycin Topical(1%)


Acnesol cl gel is applied locally to treat infections of the skin and skin structures such as acne (pimples), and other bacterial infections of skin.

How it works

Clarithromycin belongs to class of medications called as macrolide antibiotics. Clarithromycin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, thereby stopping microbial growth.

Common side effects

Skin irritation, Dry skin, Itching, Skin redness, Skin swelling, Skin discolouration, Injection site bruise


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Expert advice for ACNESOL CL

  • Tell your doctor if you have, or are prone to, fungal infections (e.g. thrush).
  • Avoid direct contact of the gel/lotion with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to clarithromycin or to any of its ingredient.

Frequently asked questions for ACNESOL CL

Clarithromycin Topical

Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone.
Q. Is clarithromycin topical safe?
Clarithromycin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take clarithromycin topical for acne?
Clarithromycin topical can be used to treat acne if prescribed by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)