Acnesol Gel is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat acne, which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest, or back. This medicine works by attacking the bacteria that cause these pimples.
Clindamycin is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. It should not be applied to broken or damaged skin.
Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get it in these areas. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. Do not stop using it as soon as your acne starts to get better. Ask your doctor when you should stop treatment.
Common side effects like minor itching, burning, or redness of the skin and oily skin may be seen in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.
It is a safe medicine, but you should inform your doctor if you have any problems with your bowels (intestines). Also, inform the doctor if you have ever had bloody diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics or if you are using any other medicines to treat skin conditions. Consult your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Acnesol Gel
What is it prescribed for?
- Acne vulgaris
Acne vulgaris is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles are blocked by dead skin cells, bacteria, sebum (an oily, waxy substance), etc. The blocked hair follicles lead to blemished (any type of mark on the skin) skin, including pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. Clindamycin is used to treat acne vulgaris.
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.
Benefits Acnesol Gel
In the Treatment of Bacterial infections
Clindamycin is a versatile antibiotic medicine that works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of lungs (pneumonia), stomach, skin & soft tissues, bones & joints, blood, and heart.
This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
How Acnesol Gel work
Acnesol Gel 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.
Apply the missed Dose of Acnesol Gel as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply more quantities to compensate for the missed one.
An overdose of Clindamycinl is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large amounts. However, seek immediate medical attention in case of accidental ingestion.
Acnesol Gel is generally safe to be used in pregnancy. It is not known to cause any harm to the foetus.
Acnesol Gel is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. However, topical application to the nipple may increase the risk of diarrhoea in your baby. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Acnesol Gel is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes or mouth. Rinse thoroughly with water in case of accidental contact. Apply a thin layer of Acnesol 1% Gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Keep away from the reach of children and pets.
1.How to use Acnesol Gel?
Before Uses Acnesol Gel, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Acnesol Gel gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
2.How long should I use Acnesol Gel?
Use Acnesol Gel for as long as your doctor tells you. You may have to use it for several months to clear your acne completely. Even the initial benefits may take several weeks to appear following which you shall be able to note a gradual but definite improvement.
Usually, Acnesol Gel should be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Clindamycin during each course of treatment.
3.What does Acnesol Gel do for acne?
Acnesol Gel treats and prevents acne by stopping the growth of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) which causes it. Acne is an extremely common skin condition. During adolescence, grease glands in the skin produce extra grease in response to normal amounts of sex hormones in the body which can cause blocked pores (i.e., blackheads).
When this happens, the pores are invaded by bacteria. As a result, certain chemicals are produced which go into deeper parts of the skin to produce red spots filled with pus, called acne.
4.Is Acnesol Gel effective?
Acnesol Gel is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Clindamycin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
5.Can Acnesol Gel cause skin rash?
The common side effects of Acnesol Gel are irritation, swollen, pale red bumps, and dryness. A scaly skin rash may occur rarely with the use of Clindamycin . You must consult your doctor if it bothers you.
6.What precautions do I need to take while using Acnesol Gel?
Be careful not to get Acnesol Gel into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Clindamycin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly, to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines.
7.Is Acnesol Gel effective?
Clindamycin is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Clindamycin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.