Acnecide 5% Gel for the Treatment of Acne
You treat them, but they just keep coming back. Acnecide can help. It targets and reduces the bacteria that cause spots by 95%.
Spots usually start to appear when your body is changing during puberty. Hormones cause your skin to produce too much oil, which blocks up your pores. When a pore gets blocked, bacteria inside start multiplying. This irritates the pore and causes a spot to form.
The last thing you want to hear when you’re trying to treat your spots is ‘be patient’. But like all treatments that tackle the underlying causes of spots, Acnecide needs time to work. Remember, if you do not see any improvement in your acne within the the first month of using, contact your doctor or pharmacist who will be able to advise on other treatment options.
Acnecide Gel is effective acne treatment that contains an active ingredient of hydrous benzoyl peroxide is extremely effective when treating acne as it attacks the bacteria known as Propionobacterium acnes which is one of the main causes of acne.Acne is a common occurrence in many individuals’ lives and can often occur on the face, chest or back – give your skin a break today and use Acnecide Gel for a quick and easy solution to bad skin.
Adults and children
Acnecide is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Unless your doctor or pharmacist has told you otherwise,
Wash the affected area with a mild skin cleanser and water, and gently pat your skin dry.
Apply the gel once or twice a day to all the affected areas. If you have sensitive skin apply the gel once daily before going to bed.
Any drying or peeling which may occur to your skin may be reduced if you alter the number of times you apply, i.e. to once a day or once every two days, until your skin adjusts to the product.
How long you will have to use Acnecide will depend on how quickly your condition improves. After you have used it for one month, you should see your doctor or pharmacist again. He or she can then check the improvement of your condition.
You should start treatment with the lower strength product. Provided your skin tolerates the lower strength gel, your doctor or pharmacist may recommend continued treatment with a higher strength gel to further help clear your acne.
If your skin is likely to be exposed to strong sunlight use a suitable sun screen lotion and apply Acnecide in the evening.
If you use more Acnecide than you should or accidentally swallow the gel
If you should accidentally use too much gel, you may find that your skin becomes irritated. Wash off as much as you can, and when the irritation has gone down, start using it again as directed.
In the rare event that you accidentally swallow any of this product, seek medical advice.
Do not use Acnecide if you are:
Allergic (hypersensitive) to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients of Acnecide. Please check by reading the list of ingredients in section 6. If you answer yes, you must inform your doctor before starting treatment.
Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction. Signs or symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may include a rash, with or without itching, swelling of the face, eyelids or lips and difficulty in breathing.
Take special care with Acnecide
Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, angles of the nose and other mucous surfaces such as the lining of your nose. If accidental contact should occur, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Acnecide should not be applied to damaged skin.
This product may bleach hair and coloured fabrics including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid contact of the gel with these materials. Please make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly after you have used it.
Caution should be exercised when applying Acnecide to the neck and other sensitive areas.
Acnecide should not be used during exposure to strong sunlight.
Fair-skinned individuals are more likely to be susceptible to irritation when using Acnecide.
Using other medicines
You should not use medicines with peeling, irritant and drying effects at the same time as Acnecide.
Do not use Acnecide with any other acne products that are used on the skin, unless your doctor or pharmacist has told you that you can, as this may cause your skin to become red and very sore.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are or may be pregnant or are breast-feeding, do not use this product unless your doctor has told you that you can.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Acnecide
Acnecide contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.
Acnecide 5% w/w Gel