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Pernex AC 2.5% Gel


Uses of Pernex AC Gel

Pernex AC Gel side effects

  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Skin redness
  • Burning sensation

How to use Pernex AC 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 Pernex AC Gel works

Pernex AC 2.5% Gel is an organic compound. It has a keratolytic property, i.e., it even out the uneven skin. When applied on acne, it releases oxygen which kill bacteria. This is how it works to cure your acne.

Pernex AC Gel related warnings

No interaction found/established
Pernex AC 2.5% Gel 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.
Pernex AC 2.5% Gel is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Pernex AC 2.5% Gel for the treatment of Acne.
  • Do not apply it on sunburned or damaged skin.
  • Be careful when applying Pernex AC 2.5% Gel to large areas since it can bleach hair, clothing, and furnishings upon contact.
  • It makes the skin more sensitive towards sunlight. Hence, apply it at night time and avoid excessive sun exposure. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
  • It may cause skin dryness or stinging. In case you experience excessive irritation or allergy, discontinue the medication and consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pernex AC

I am suffering from acne and pimples and black spot on my face .Please repely the suggestion about my peoblem .
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Try benzac ac 2.5 gel at night
I ve acne in my cheek Pleaee suggest me some medicine. Sotret and clindac a was worked in my skin very well but now not working please suggest
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Then take tt with advise of dr.Try benzac ac 2.5 gel at night
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Q. How should Pernex AC be applied?

You should remove all of the make-up. Wash your hands and the affected area and gently dry. Put a thin layer of Pernex AC cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected with acne, not just each spot. After applying, wash your hands thoroughly with water.

Q. Should Pernex AC be left on overnight?

At the beginning of the treatment, Pernex AC is usually used once daily in the evening. The area is not washed off after application of Pernex AC, so it can be left overnight unless you experience irritation. In that case consult your doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Pernex AC?

You should discontinue Pernex AC and consult your doctor if you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, severe dryness and itching, and severe stinging/burning sensation.

Q. What precautions should be followed while applying Pernex AC?

Use Pernex AC only on your skin. Keep it away from areas like your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and inside of the nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, wash the affected area with water immediately. Avoid using Pernex AC on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Pernex AC on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. Pernex AC can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Pernex AC. Avoid contact with hair as Pernex AC has bleaching properties. It can even bleach dyed or colored fabric, furniture or carpeting.

Q. How often should I apply Pernex AC?

The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening).

Q. How long does Pernex AC take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for longer to see the full benefits. This is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 6 to 8 weeks or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.

Q. Do you apply moisturizer before or after Pernex AC?

You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Pernex AC. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.

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