Acnecide 5% w/w Gel 30g
Acnecide 5% w/w Gel 30g
Say stop to spots! If you're looking for a slightly stronger treatment to clear your skin, help is at hand.
- Acnecide 5% w/w Gel 30g a medicinal cream for targeted treatment of acne and spots
- Effectively kills the bacteria which cause spots
- Acnecide helps your skin absorb the excess oil which causes blemishes
- Nourishes your skin, naturally moisturising to prevent future flare-ups
- Can be used on your face, chest and back
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
What is Acnecide and what is it used for?
Acnecide is a medication containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide, which is used to treat acne. It works by attacking the bacteria Cutibacterium acnes, which is one of the main causes of acne. This medication can be used to treat acne on the face, chest, or back.
How should Acnecide be used?
Acnecide should be used as directed by a doctor or pharmacist. It should not be applied to damaged skin and care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, angles of the nose, and other mucous surfaces. After using Acnecide, it is important to wash hands thoroughly.
Who should not use Acnecide?
Acnecide should not be used by individuals who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients in the medication. Individuals who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking other medications should consult their doctor or pharmacist before using Acnecide.
What are the possible side effects of Acnecide?
Acnecide may cause swelling and blistering of the skin. If any of these symptoms occur, use of the product should be discontinued. It may also bleach hair and coloured fabrics, including clothing, towels, and bed linen.
How should Acnecide be stored?
The storage instructions for Acnecide should be followed as directed.
Can Acnecide be used with other acne products?
Acnecide should not be used with other acne products unless directed by a doctor or pharmacist. Using multiple acne products may cause the skin to become red and sore.
Can Acnecide be used while pregnant or breastfeeding?
The use of Acnecide while pregnant or breastfeeding should be determined by a doctor. If use is recommended, the gel should not be applied to the chest to avoid exposure of a child.
What should be done if there is accidental contact with eyes or mucous surfaces?
If there is accidental contact with the eyes or mucous surfaces, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Can Acnecide cause blistering of the skin?
Yes, Acnecide may cause blistering of the skin. If this occurs, stop using the product and consult your GP.
Can Acnecide bleach hair or coloured fabrics?
Yes, Acnecide may bleach hair and coloured fabrics, including clothing, towels, and bed linen. Care should be taken to avoid contact with these materials.
Is it necessary to consult a doctor if symptoms worsen while using Acnecide?
Yes, if symptoms do not improve or worsen while using Acnecide, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide equivalent to Benzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w, Docusate Sodium, Disodium Edetate, Poloxamer 182, Carbomer 940, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerol, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, and Urified Water.
Usage and Instructions
Gently apply the gel directly onto the sight of your acne. Avoid applying it excessively as this may cause irritation.
This gel increases your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so avoid sitting directly in the sun or around sunlamps when you apply it.
Do not use Acnecide Cream if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide. This may cause an allergic reaction like rash or itching.
Avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, nose, and other sensitive areas of your body. If this product accidentally gets in your eyes, rinse immediately with clean water.
Avoid repeated exposure to direct sunlight or other sources of UV light. You may also notice that contact with coloured material (such as hair or clothing) may cause the object discolouration.
If your acne flare-ups don't subside after several days of using this product, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this cream at the same time as other acne treatments that cause peeling, irritation, and dryness.
This product is not suitable for those who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
After applying the gel for the first time, you may feel a mild burning sensation, reddening skin, or peeling. This is normal and will lessen after several days of use. If you symptoms worsen, or not disappear, speak to your doctor.