|Generic Name||Anhydrous Benzoyl Peroxide|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|1 Tube/s||US$ 6.00||US$ 6.50|
|3 Tube/s||US$ 5.00||US$ 15.0023%US$ 19.50|
|6 Tube/s||US$ 4.17||US$ 25.0036%US$ 39.00|
Persol Gel 5% containing Benzoyl Peroxide (active ingredient) is an anti-bacterial topical drug that is prescribed to treat acne. It also exhibits a mild drying effect that allows excess oils and dirt to be washed away from the skin. Benzoyl Peroxide is marketed and sold under various trade names including Benzagel, and Persol, this medication is used to minimize the signs and severity of acne.
Persol Gel is approved for the treatment of bacterial infection known as acne vulgaris and for skin damage due to sun rays. Benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient of the medicine works by reducing the number of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to become dry and then peel off.
While using Benzoyl Peroxide, avoid irritation causing skin products like harsh soaps, shampoos, skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products that contain alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Avoid sunlight or artificial UV light exposure. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to cover the treated areas while venturing out in sun. Do not use this medicine on a cracked, injured or irritated skin. If the medicine gets accidentally into eyes, then wash your eyes thoroughly with water. Benzoyl Peroxide is a bleaching agent and can bleach your hair or clothing if it comes in contact with them. So be careful while handling this medication and don't let it drop on your hair or clothing. It may take several weeks of using Benzoyl Peroxide before your condition improves. Keep using the medication regularly as prescribed. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
- Do not take this drug if you:
- Are using Tretinoin drug for acne as they together can cause severe skin problems
- Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
- If you have a wound on the skin due to sunburn, windburn, dryness, chapping, or irritation, or on an open wound. Do not apply on any open wound
- Have any kind of other skin conditions or history of eczema, sunburn and sun sensitivity
Also tell your dermatologist if you have blood pressure or kidney problem, serious liver problem, heart complaint. or kidney problems.
Another acne drug called Tretinoin can interact with Benzoyl Peroxide and cause severe irritation. Hence, avoid using these two medications together. There may be other drugs that can interact with Benzoyl Peroxide although the likelihood of any other interacting drug is minimal. However, you must inform your doctor about any medicines you may be using already.
Some common side effects of Persol gel 5% include mild stinging or burning, itching or tingly feeling, skin dryness, peeling, or flaking, or redness or other irritation. If any of these side effects persist or deteriorate, seek medical attention right away. The side effects thus mentioned are not the only ones that you may experience due to Benzoyl Peroxide.
You must use Persol gel 5% topical medication strictly as advised by your doctor or according to the instructions enclosed within the medication package. Apply a small amount of medication after cleaning and drying the affected area properly. Do not cover the medicated area. Always store Benzoyl Peroxide in a cool and dry place. Ensure that your children and pets don't get access to it.
Wash and pat dry the affected area completely. Gently rub in the medicine into the skin until it is evenly distributed. Wash off the medicine from the hands. Do not wrap or cover or bandage the area. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Apply it religiously once in a day in the morning and evening so as the acne scars heal faster. Proper care of the infected area is necessary. Time to time application of the Gel will prove beneficial and will speed up the healing procedure.
Use this medicine as long as the doctor tells you to take it. Use the medication exactly as directed. Never use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.