Acnecide 5% w/w Gel
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Acnecide carefully to get the best results from it.
1. What Acnecide is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Acnecide
3. How to use Acnecide
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Acnecide
6. Contents of the pack and other information
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.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Acnecide can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Acnecide may cause the following side effects:
Very common (occur in more than 1 in 10 patients)
Common (occur in less than 1 in 10 patients)
Uncommon (occur in less than 1 in 100 patients)
If your skin becomes severely irritated, or redness or peeling occurs, or you experience face swelling, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active substance is hydrous benzoyl peroxide equivalent to benzoyl peroxide 5% w/w in an aqueous, non-alcoholic gel base.
The other ingredients are docusate sodium, disodium edetate, poloxamer 182, carbomer 940, propylene glycol, acrylates copolymer, glycerol, colloidal anhydrous silica, purified water and sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH.
Acnecide is a white to off-white gel. It is available in tubes of 30g and 60g from your pharmacist or on prescription from your doctor.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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