Medication information

Benzaclin 1+5% gel

This medication is typically used for acne. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

Instructions

This medication is to be applied on the skin. To use:

  • clean the affected area;
  • apply a small quantity, and limit the application to the affected area.


Wash your hands after applying the medication - unless, obviously, you applied the medication on your hands!

Do not let this product come in contact with your eyes or lips. Do not apply it on skin that has been cut or scratched.

This product may discolour hair or clothing that it comes into contact with. Use caution when applying it.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Apply it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effect.

Continue applying the product to complete the prescribed course of treatment, even after improvement is seen or felt. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause dryness and peeling of the skin;
  • it may cause spots or redness of the skin;
  • it may make your skin more sensitive to the sun or sun lamps -- wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to sunlight as much as possible;
  • it can cause dryness of the skin;
  • when used, it may cause a temporary burning sensation.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product at room temperature and discard any unused portion after 3 months. Keep it out of reach of young children.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.