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Overview

Introduction

Persol AC 2.5 Gel is an anti-bacterial medicine used to treat acne. Acne appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest or back. This medicine works by attacking the bacteria that cause them.

Persol AC 2.5 Gel may be used alone or with other acne treatments. You should use it as advised by your doctor. The leaflet that comes with the product will also give instructions which you should read to get the most out of this medicine. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of gel once or twice a day. You should not apply it to damaged or broken skin and avoid contact with your mouth, eyes and nose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve and several months to get maximum benefit. Consult your doctor after a month of regular use of this medicine, if your condition is not improving.

Persol AC 2.5 Gel has some common side effects including itching, stinging, peeling and redness of the skin. They are not usually serious but, if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. You may need to apply smaller amounts or use it less often. This medicine can make you more sensitive to sunlight. While using it you should try to avoid exposure to too much sunlight. If this is unavoidable, apply the gel in the evening. It can also bleach hair and fabrics including clothes so be careful to avoid contact with these.

It is a safe medicine, but you should tell your doctor if you have other skin conditions and if you are taking any other medicines, especially those applied to the skin. It may not be suitable if you have very sensitive skin. Ask your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Persol AC Gel

Side effects of Persol AC Gel

Common
  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Burning sensation

How to use Persol 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 Persol AC Gel works

Persol 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 kills the bacteria. This is how it works to cure your acne.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Persol AC 2.5 Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Persol AC 2.5 Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Persol AC 2.5 Gel for the treatment of Acne.
  • Do not apply it on sunburned or damaged skin.
  • Be careful when applying Persol 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 sensation. In case you experience excessive irritation or allergy, discontinue the medication and consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Please suggest treatment of acne and underweight Past medication for acne Azithromycin 3 tab .in week Persol ac 2.5 gel Dermadew soap
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Post pictures of the problemUse 10% aziderm cream - once daily in the evening for 4-5hrs over the pimples and wash off Dnt rub Wash off immediately if there is irritation Continue for 2months minimum Take proper sunprotection during day.
i used persol AC 2.5 gel from 3 months get better result but not permanent result for pimples on my face
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Nadoxin gel at night over pimplesAhaglow S face wash
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FAQs

Q. How should Persol 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 Persol AC cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected by acne, not just each spot. After applying, wash your hands thoroughly with water.

Q. Should Persol AC be left on overnight?

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

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Persol AC?

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

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

Use Persol 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 Persol AC on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Persol AC on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. Persol AC can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sunlight. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Persol AC. Avoid contact with hair as Persol AC has bleaching properties. It can even bleach dyed or colored fabric, furniture or carpeting.

Q. How often should I apply Persol AC?

Initially, it should be applied once daily in the evening, as it makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Later, the doctor may advise you to apply it twice daily (most probably morning and evening).

Q. How long does Persol 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 1 month or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.

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

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

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Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., 3rd Floor, Dempo Trade Centre Bldg., Patto Plaza, EDC Complex, Panaji 403001, Goa, India.
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