Persol Gel 5%
Persol Gel 5% (Benzyl Peroxide) is used by people wishing to treat acne. It belongs to a class of medicines referred to as keratolytics, and its mode of action involves causing the breakdown of a certain type of protein important to the structure of the skin (keratin).
Drug = Benzoyl Peroxide
Strength = 5%
Manufacturer = Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
How To Take
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.Wash the affected area with a mild skin cleanser and water, and gently pat your skin dry. Apply the medicine in a thin layer once or twice a day to all the affected areas.
If you have sensitive skin apply the medicine once daily before going to bed.You should try to avoid exposure to strong sunlight while using Persol Gel 5%.
If exposure is unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen lotion and apply Persol Gel 5%in the evening.Remember to wash the affected area before use.
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Itching of the skin (pruritus)
Pain of the skin (pain, stinging)
Skin irritation (irritant contact dermatitis)
Peeling of the skin
Burning sensation of the skin
Allergic contact dermatitis
Raised and itchy rash (hives)
Swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue or mouth (angioedema), having difficulty in breathing
Severe redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, or you experience face swelling
Pregnancy = Persol Gel 5% is recommended in pregnant women only if benefits overweigh the risks.
Breast-feeding = It is unknown whether this medicine is excreted through the breastmilk. It is recommended in breastfeeding women only if necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.
Skin peeling = Persol Gel 5% may cause skin irritation initially when applied and characterized by peeling of the skin. This effect is not harmful and will be subsided within in 1 or 2 days when the treatment is stopped.
For external use = Persol Gel 5% is for external use only. Applied on the affected skin as recommended. Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth. Exposure to the sunlight should be avoided and use sunscreen lotion as required.
Skin irritation = Persol Gel 5% may increase the skin irritation, therefore, should not be used in patients with dry skin and skin irritation.
Persol Gel 5% is used by people wishing to treat acne. It belongs to a class of medicines referred to as keratolytics, and its mode of action involves causing the breakdown of a certain type of protein important to the structure of the skin.
Topical application of the gel triggers the shedding of the top layered skin cells, helping to rid the skin of whiteheads and blackheads, while at the same time unblocking the sebaceous glands. In addition to this, it has the added benefit of destroying propionebacterium acnes, a type of bacteria associated in acne which can cause spots and irritation of the skin.