Benzac AC 5% Gel

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Primarily used for

Psoriasis, Keratoses (Abnormal skin growth), Dermatitis
151.9
20 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Benzac AC Gel

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Uses of Benzac AC Gel

Benzac AC 5% Gel is used in the treatment of psoriasis, keratoses and dermatitis.
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Side effects of Benzac AC Gel

Common

Dry skin, Erythema, Skin peeling, Burning sensation.

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How to use Benzac AC Gel

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing.

How Benzac AC Gel works

Benzoyl peroxide belongs to the class of medications called as keratolytic agents. It acts by killing the acne causing bacteria thereby preventing the infection. It also has peeling and drying properties.

In Depth Information on Benzac AC Gel

Expert advice for Benzac AC Gel

  • It is normal for your skin condition to worsen for the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment, do not stop using benzoyl peroxide and consult your doctor if symptoms worsen.
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or UV lamps while using benzoyl peroxide. If unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen lotion and apply benzoyl peroxide in the evening after washing the skin.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nose (especially mucous lining). In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Do not apply to damaged skin and exercise caution while applying to the neck and other sensitive areas.
  • Exercise caution if benzoyl peroxide is used as concomitant therapy to avoid irritation to skin. 
  • Avoid contact of benzoyl peroxide gel wash with any coloured material including hair and dyed fabrics as it may result in bleaching or discolouration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of its ingredients.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Benzac AC 5% Gel
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Benzac AC 5% Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Benzac AC 5% Gel is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Benzac AC 5% Gel does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Benzac AC 5% Gel is probably safe to use in patients with ki
dney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benzac AC 5% Gel may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Benzac AC 5% Gel is probably safe to use in patients with li
ver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benzac AC 5% Gel may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Benzac AC 5% w/w Gel

Frequently asked questions for Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

Q. Does benzoyl peroxide topical darken skin/cause hyperpigmentation/bleach skin?
Benzoyl peroxide topical causes bleaching of skin and hair. It does not darken the skin or cause hyperpigmentation, but it should be best to use it under a doctor's supervision
Q. Is benzoyl peroxide a BHA/an antibiotic/retin a/salicylic acid?
Benzoyl peroxide is not a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), antibiotic, retin A or salicylic acid. It is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions
Q. Is benzoyl peroxide the same as hydrogen peroxide?
No, benzoyl peroxide is different from hydrogen peroxide.

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Substitutes for Benzac AC

No substitutes found for this medicine
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