Erythromycin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.
Acnebenz 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 Acnebenz used for?
Acnebenz 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 Acnebenz?
Acnebenz 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 Acnebenz 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 Acnebenz does not help me with acne, can I use clindamycin?
If you have already used Acnebenz, 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 Acnebenz 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 Acnebenz?
Try not to forget to use Acnebenz, as missing an application will slow down the healing process. However, if you have missed an application, use Acnebenz as soon as you remember, but a gap of about three hours is required before you use it again.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.