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Overview

Introduction

Erylent Gel is an antibiotic used to treat acne (pimples) and some bacterial skin infections. It helps to reduce the number of pimples. This medicine stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve your symptoms.

Erylent Gel is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at a fixed time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects. You may have to use it for a long time before your acne starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.

This medicine is generally safe to use with minimal side effects such as peeling of skin, redness, dry skin, irritation, itching, stinging and burning sensation, etc. Consult your doctor if these persist or if your condition does not improve.

Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas. Before using it, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Side effects of Erylent Gel

Common
  • Burning sensation
  • Dry skin
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Skin burn
  • Skin irritation
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Erylent 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 Erylent Gel works

Erylent Gel is an antibiotic which stops the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by these bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Erylent 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
Erylent 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

What if you forget to take Erylent Gel?

If you miss a dose of Erylent 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Erylent Gel
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Erylent Gel for the treatment of severe 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.
  • Apply it as a thin layer on to clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by acne.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Erylent Gel.
  • 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 Erylent Gel and consult your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Erylent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How should Erylent be applied?

Erylent should be applied twice daily. It should be applied to a dry, clean face to lessen the possibility of irritation. Spread it gently and uniformly in thin layer but you need not rub it in.

Q. What is Erylent used for?

Erylent is used for treatment of acne vulgaris also known as pimples or spots. It is used to reduce the growth of bacteria which cause acne. It can also be used to treat skin infections.

Q. What precautions need to be followed while applying Erylent?

Erylent should be applied cautiously. It should not come into contact with the eyes, lips, or the lining of the mouth or nose. Do not apply to broken skin. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Be careful not to use cosmetic products containing alcohol, irritant, or medicated soaps, as these may cause irritation or drying effect.

Q. How long does it take for Erylent to work for acne?

Successful treatment of acne may take several weeks or even months. The normal treatment time is 10 to 12 weeks. Consult your doctor, if you do not see improvement at the end of the prescribed course of treatment.

Q. If Erylent does not help me with acne, can I use clindamycin?

If you have already used Erylent, antibiotics of the same class (macrolides), clindamycin and lincomycin may also not work. This could be because of drug resistance. In this, the bacteria gets modified in your body and medicines may not able to treat the new modified form.

Q. How should Erylent be stored?

Store it in a cool dry place below 25 degrees centigrade. Some of the preparations may contain alcohol, which are flammable, and therefore should be kept away from high temperatures.

Q. What if I forget to apply Erylent?

Try not to forget to use Erylent, as missing an application will slow down the healing process. However, if you have missed an application, use Erylent as soon as you remember, but a gap of about three hours is required before you use it again.

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