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Benzosil Ointment


Overview

Benzosil Ointment side effects

Common
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Skin redness

How to use Benzosil Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Benzosil Ointment works

Benzosil Ointment is a keratolytic medication to be applied on skin. It treats pimples (acne) by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria. It additionally reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin, and it also keeps your pores open.

Benzosil Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Benzosil Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Benzosil Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Benzosil Ointment helps in the treatment and prevention of acne.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and genitals. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • It makes your skin sensitive towards sunlight. Use protective measures like as sunscreen or wear protective clothing. 
  • Inform your doctor if you notice unusual dryness, redness and peeling of the skin.
  • Do not apply to open wounds or irritated skin.

Patient Concerns

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How long does Benzosil take to work?

Usually, Benzosil starts to clear acne within a few days of using it. However, for significant result with acne, it may take around 8 weeks of regular use of Benzosil.

Q. What if I don't get better even after using Benzosil for a few days?

Inform your doctor if your acne doesn’t clean up after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. How often should I apply Benzosil?

Benzosil should be applied as advised by your doctor. Usually, it is recommended to use Benzosil once daily before bed.

Q. Is it safe to use Benzosil?

Yes, Benzosil is safe to take when taken according to your doctor's advice. However, like all medicines, even this medicine has some side effects, but it is not necessary that anyone who is taking these medicines might get all of the side effects. Please talk to your doctor if you get any unpleasant effects while taking this medicine.

Q. My skin is getting dry because of applying Benzosil. How do I manage it?

Benzosil can cause skin dryness at the site of application. To minimize the dryness due to Benzosil, you can apply moisturizer to your skin in the day time. However, make sure that you are using a non-comedogenic moisturizer, which is less likely to clog your pores and increases the severity of your acne.

Q. For how long should I keep Benzosil on my face after applying it?

Please look into the label of Benzosil or on the packaging of this medicine for instructions on how to apply this medicine.

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