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Acnewar Gel

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Acnewar Gel belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-leprotic medicines. It is used to treat acne. It works by stopping the growth of disease causing organisms in the body. It also helps to reduce redness and swelling associated with acne (commonly known as pimples).

Acnewar Gel is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. To avoid relapse, continue the use of this medicine even if symptoms begin to clear up.

Some common side effects include oily skin, dry skin, and skin exfoliation (skin peeling). It may also cause skin irritation, redness, or itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid getting it into your eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, wash your eyes with water, and seek immediate medical attention.

Uses of Acnewar Gel

Benefits of Acnewar Gel

In Acne

Acnewar 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 Acnewar 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 Acnewar

  • Oily skin
  • Skin peeling
  • Dry skin
  • Erythema (skin redness)

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 Oily skin
    Wash regularly. Washing regularly can reduce the amount of oil on the skin. Use gentle cleansers rather than perfumed soaps to wash your skin. Skin products which are astringent make the skin less oily and exfoliating products can also reduce oiliness. Use a soft towel to pat your skin dry after washing. Use an oil-free moisturiser and oil-free sun creams. If the condition does not get better or bothers you, talk to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Skin peeling
    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.
  • Coping with Dry skin
    Use mild cleansing creams or soaps rather than harsh or perfumed ones. Use warm water (not hot) and do not spend too long in the bath or shower. Long bathing hours or using harsh soaps can wash away natural oils. Dry your skin gently with a towel and apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Do not use alcohol-based products on your skin. Choose clothing fabrics that will not irritate your skin.

How to use Acnewar 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 Acnewar Gel works

Acnewar Gel is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), thereby stopping their growth. In addition, its antiinflammatory effects help reduce redness and swelling due to acne.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acnewar Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acnewar 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.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Acnewar Gel for the treatment of acne.
  • Apply it precisely on the affected area as instructed by your doctor.
  • Take care to avoid getting the gel in the eyes, mouth or nose. If it happens, rinse it out with plenty of warm water.
  • Do not apply it on broken, infected or sunburnt areas of skin.
  • It should not be used in children less than 12 years of age.
  • Do not use more amount or more often than recommended as that will not make it any more effective but may irritate your skin.
  • It may cause dryness and itching of the skin being treated. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Stop using Acnewar Gel and inform your doctor if your lips, nail beds, or the inside of your mouth turns grey or blue.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfone & sulfonamides derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acnewar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Macbutin, Ributin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Metstol, Tmp, Keno
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Septran C
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Which gel or cream contains clindamycin and adapalene for acne pls tell the gel or cream which contains these so that i can start my treatment i expect a reply
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
For Acne- Faceclin Gel For application twice daily over affected area.
Please,Tell me any cream or gel which can be used both as moisturizer and anti-acne
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Can use moisturiser meant for acne skin : Bioderma sebium hydra
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FAQs

Q. Is Acnewar an immunosuppressant or a steroid?

Acnewar is neither an immunosuppressant nor a steroid. It has anti-inflammatory (reduces, swelling, and itching) and antimicrobial (kills germs) properties. It is thought to act by eliminating microbes as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect on acne.

Q. Can Acnewar be used during pregnancy and lactation?

It is not known if Acnewar can harm your unborn baby. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid it during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns. Acnewar can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. Your doctor will decide whether it is safe to continue or not.

Q. How should Acnewar gel be applied?

Wash and pat dry the area where you want to apply Acnewar gel. Apply a pea-sized amount of gel in a thin layer to the areas of your skin that have acne. Rub it gently and completely. It may feel gritty and you may see particles in the gel. Remember to wash your hands after applying the gel.

Q. Can Acnewar cause depression?

Yes, Acnewar causes depression in rare cases. Also, suicidal attempts have been reported with the use of Acnewar. Therefore, any change in behavior during Acnewar treatment should immediately be reported to the doctor.

Q. How long should Acnewar be used?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment required. However, it is generally recommended that Acnewar be used for 12 weeks (3 months).

Q. Can Acnewar cause anemia?

Patients with deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) have a greater risk of developing low hemoglobin level while using this medicine. But using the gel on the skin does not put enough Acnewar in the blood to cause clinical symptoms of hemolytic anemia (breakdown of red blood cells).

Q. What medicines should be avoided while using Acnewar?

Tell your doctor if you are taking dapsone tablets, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole tablets or any antimalarial medications. If you take these medicines while using Acnewar, you may be more susceptible to certain side effects. Tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines which need to be applied on the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide. Using both these medicines together may make your skin or facial hair to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.

Q. How to use Acnewar?

Before using Acnewar, 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 Acnewar 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 Acnewar?

Use Acnewar for the duration advised by your doctor. 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, Acnewar should be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Acnewar during each course of treatment.

Q. What does Acnewar do for acne?

Acnewar 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 get 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. Acnewar effectively cures the inflammation and discomfort associated with acne, commonly known as pimples.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Acnewar?

Be careful not to get Acnewar 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 Acnewar 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 Acnewar 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 Acnewar only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Acnewar?

If you forget to use Acnewar, do not worry and continue using Acnewar as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

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