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Dersol 30% Ointment



Uses of Dersol Ointment

Dersol 30% Ointment is used in the treatment of acne.

Dersol Ointment side effects

  • Dry skin
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Dersol 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 Dersol Ointment works

Dersol 30% Ointment is a keratolytic medication. 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 helps keep your pores open.

Dersol Ointment related warnings

No interaction found/established
Dersol 30% Ointment 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.
Dersol 30% Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Dersol 30% 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.
  • 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

Questions Related to Dersol

I am taking diane 35 and cabergolin for ovarian cyst and high prolactin level I am suffering from acne and i have lots of red acne marks all over my face plz suggest me some cream or capsule to get rid of these marks
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Apply miniscar cream mixed with purodil ointment
Acne on my complete face. Remedy?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Apply purodil ointment, take purodil syrup 10 ml twice
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User Feedback


Q. How long does Dersol take to work?

Usually, Dersol 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 Dersol.

Q. What if I don't get better even after using Dersol 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 Dersol?

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

Q. Is it safe to use Dersol?

Yes, Dersol 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 Dersol. How do I manage it?

Dersol can cause skin dryness at the site of application. To minimize the dryness due to Dersol, 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 Dersol on my face after applying it?

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

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