Benzac Ac 5 Gel

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Benzac Ac 5 Gel Information

Benzac Ac 5 Gel is a prescription medicine that is available as a Gel. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pimples. Benzac Ac 5 Gel also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Benzac Ac 5 Gel depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Benzac Ac 5 Gel also has some side effects, the most common being Skin Peeling. While these are the most often observed Benzac Ac 5 Gel side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Benzac Ac 5 Gel are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Benzac Ac 5 Gel's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Benzac Ac 5 Gel related warnings talks about Benzac Ac 5 Gel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Benzac Ac 5 Gel are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Benzac Ac 5 Gel may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Benzac Ac 5 Gel is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Benzac Ac 5 Gel Benefits & Uses

Benzac Ac 5 Gel is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Benzac Ac 5 Gel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Benzac Ac 5 Gel Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Benzac Ac 5 Gel is used -

Severe

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin Rash
  • Anaphylactic reaction

Moderate

  • Erythema
  • Allergic reaction

Mild

Common

  • Skin Peeling

Unknown

  • Fainting

Benzac Ac 5 Gel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Benzac Ac 5 Gel safe for pregnant women?


    It is not known what effect Benzac AC will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Benzac Ac 5 Gel safe during breastfeeding?


    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Benzac AC for breastfeeding women are not known.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Benzac Ac 5 Gel on the Kidneys?


    No research work has been carried out till date on effects of Benzac AC on kidney. So it is not known whether taking Benzac AC will cause side effects on kidney or not.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Benzac Ac 5 Gel on the Liver?


    Side effects of Benzac AC on the liver are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Benzac Ac 5 Gel on the Heart?


    Side effects of Benzac AC on heart are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.

    Unknown


Severe Interaction of Benzac Ac 5 Gel with Other Drugs

Benzac Ac 5 Gel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Benzac Ac 5 Gel Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Benzac Ac 5 Gel unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Benzac Ac 5 Gel

  • Is this Benzac Ac 5 Gel habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Benzac Ac 5 Gel.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Benzac Ac 5 Gel as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Benzac Ac 5 Gel is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Benzac Ac 5 Gel in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Benzac Ac 5 Gel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Benzac Ac 5 Gel


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Benzac Ac 5 Gel and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Benzac Ac 5 Gel


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Benzac Ac 5 Gel with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Benzac Ac 5 Gel

Question over 3 years ago

Can Benzac AC clear dark spots?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

No, Benzac AC does not clear dark spots. It has not been approved for the treatment of dark spots. Hence you are advised to not use this drug for clearing dark spots.

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I use Benzac AC without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Benzac AC can be used without consulting a doctor because it is an over the counter drug which does not require a prescription.

Question over 3 years ago

Can Benzac AC cause hair loss?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

No, Benzac AC does not cause hair loss. It has not been reported by the patients who are using this drug. However, it can cause discoloration of the hairs (yellow or orange color) due to its bleaching effect on the hair.

Question about 4 years ago

What is Benzac AC?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Benzac AC is a brand name of benzoyl peroxide and it comes in the form of topical cream and gel. It belongs to the class of drugs known as keratolytic agents. It is an over the counter drug that is used for the treatment of acne vulgaris (pimples) caused by bacteria Cutibacterium acnes. It also helps in treating moderate acne (spots) by reducing the number of spots and stopping the formation of new blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Benzac AC treat whiteheads?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Benzac AC might be helpful in treating whiteheads that are due to spots because it can reduce the inflammation in the affected area and it also helps in clearing the clogged prores through skin peeling which prevents whiteheads and promotes their removal as well.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 893



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