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Acnethro-C Gel

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Acnethro-C Gel 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.

Acnethro-C Gel 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 Acnethro-C Gel

Benefits of Acnethro-C Gel

In Acne

Acnethro-C Gel is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing acne on your skin. It may take several weeks before your symptoms improve so you need to keep using this medicine even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars.

Side effects of Acnethro-C Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acnethro-C

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Skin rash

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Acnethro-C Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Acnethro-C Gel works

Acnethro-C Gel 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
Acnethro-C Gel 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
Acnethro-C Gel 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 Acnethro-C Gel?

If you miss a dose of Acnethro-C Gel, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Acnethro-C Gel 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 Acnethro-C Gel.
  • 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 Acnethro-C Gel and consult your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Lincomycin
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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I often get pimples on my face What should i do to overcome this problem?
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
ACNETHRO-C Gel / Faceclin Gel for application twice daily over Pimples.Tab. Ascazin twice daily for 1 month. Face Wash with Rejuglow Facewash alternate with Episoft Cleanser.Stop Oil application over scalp. Increase water intake. Decrease Sweets.
From about 4 months, I am getting lot of pimples on my face. They become funsi (hindi word) and gives pain continually. When it finishes, it leaves acne marks on my face. And more pimples comes after. So there are lots of acne on my face. So please give the solution so that pimples will not come on my face and acne marks will be removed. I have some creams and face wash but not helpful.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Aclind Gel / Faceclin Gel / ACNETHRO-C Gel For application twice daily over pimples only.For Marks (spots)- DUCRAY Photoscreen Depigment Cream / Demelan cream for application once weekly at night ( very little on marks only)Face wash with Rejuglow Facewash/ AHA Glow Facewash.Tab. Limcee 500mg once daily for one month, Tab. Ascazin twice daily for one month.Decrease Sweets. Stop Oil Application over Scalp.
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FAQs

Q. How to use Acnethro-C?

Before using Acnethro-C, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Acnethro-C gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. How long should I use Acnethro-C?

Use Acnethro-C 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, Acnethro-C should be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Acnethro-C during each course of treatment.

Q. What does Acnethro-C do for acne?

Acnethro-C 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. Is Acnethro-C effective?

Acnethro-C is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Acnethro-C too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can Acnethro-C cause skin rash?

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

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Acnethro-C?

Be careful not to get Acnethro-C into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Acnethro-C if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly, to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Acnethro-C with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Acnethro-C only if prescribed by the doctor.

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201, 202 , W.P. 504, R. K. House, Shiv Mkt., Wazir Pur, Delhi-110052
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