Benzamycin Gel Benzoyl Peroxide/Erythromycin and/or alternatives
Benzamycin 5%/3%Manufacturer: Valeant Canada LP Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Benzoyl Peroxide/Erythromycin 5%/3%Generic Alternative to Benzamycin Gel 5%/3%
Manufacturer: A US FDA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United States
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Description of Benzamycin Gel
Benzamycin Gel is used to treat severe acne. The generic name of the drug is Benzoyl Peroxide/Erythromycin.
You must buy Benzamycin Gel only as directed by the doctor. Before using the gel, wash and rinse your face with warm water. Dry your face with a towel. Apply a thin coat of gel on the affected areas and rub softly with the hands of the applicator provided with the drug. You must use Benzamycin Gel daily at the same time for best results.
Indications & Dosage of Benzamycin Gel
Benzamycin Gel contains a combination of two drugs- one is a macrolide antibiotic and the other is a keratolytic (drying) agent that has antibacterial properties. It slows down the growth of bacteria that cause acne.
Benzamycin Gel is for external use only. It should be used two times a day in the morning and evening for the best results. You must also seek the advice of a doctor before using the gel. If you miss a dose of Benzamycin Gel, try to take it immediately. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You must apply Benzamycin Gel only on the face. Make sure that the drug doesn’t come in contact with the eyes or lips. Avoid applying the gel on irritated skin or open wounds. If you are using any other topical applications on your face, use them only after one hour after applying Benzamycin Gel. While using the gel, make sure that all your cosmetics are water-based only. The results will be seen in 3-8 weeks time. If you don’t find any improvement after 12 weeks, consult your doctor. To get the best results, use the gel daily.
You must store the pack of Benzamycin Gel at room temperature. Keep it away from moisture and heat. Make sure that that the drug is closed tightly at all times. Discard the medicine after 3 months.
Side Effects & Interactions of Benzamycin Gel
Less serious side effects of Benzamycin Gel are:
- Irritation of the skin
- Itching and peeling
- Swelling of the skin
- Feeling of warmth
Serious side effects of Benzamycin Gel are:
- Severe allergic reactions such as rashes and hives
- Swelling of the mouth
- Excessive burning and itching
- Extreme dryness
- Severe irritation
- Tenderness of the skin
Consult your doctor immediately if these serious side effects persist.
The following drugs may interact with Benzamycin Gel:
- Celexa (citalopram)
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Concerta (methylphenidate)
- Flonase (fluticasone nasal)
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Lantus (insulin glargine)
Warnings & Precautions of Benzamycin Gel
You must not use Benzamycin Gel if you have:
- Blood disorder
- Liver problems
- An allergy to any of the ingredients in the drug
- An allergy to any medicines, foods, or other substances
Inform the doctor your previous and current medications, herbal products, and diet before using Benzamycin Gel.
If you are pregnant, discuss the possible side effects of the drug with your doctor. It is advisable not to buy Benzamycin Gel if you are breastfeeding.