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Acnecil Gel

By THEMIS MEDICARE LTD
15g Gel in Tube
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Clindamycin(1.0 %)
Therapeutic classification
TOPICAL ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Acnecil Gel is a topical antibiotic used to treat acne. It contains clindamycin as an active component. Clindamycin helps to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It is meant only for external...
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Uses of Acnecil Gel

Acnecil Gel for the treatment of acne.

Contraindications of Acnecil Gel

  • If you have an allergy to clindamycin, lincomycin or other ingredients of the Acnecil Gel .
  • If you have a digestive disorder like inflammation in the inner lining of the intestine (colitis) or have a history of antibiotic-associated colitis.

Side effects of Acnecil Gel

  • Skin dryness
  • Irritation
  • Urge to scratch
  • Skin oiliness

Precautions and Warnings of Acnecil Gel

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Acnecil Gel during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the use of the medicine during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use Acnecil Gel unless it is prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Acnecil Gel while breastfeeding?
A:
Acnecil Gel needs to be applied to the skin. Hence, it may pass into the breastmilk. However, it should not be applied to the breast or areas near the breast of breastfeeding mothers as there may be chances of ingestion by a breastfed infant. Avoid using on large areas of skin for a prolonged period.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Acnecil Gel ?
A:
Acnecil Gel is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol during the treatment with Acnecil Gel ?
A:
There is no direct interaction between alcohol and Acnecil Gel .

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You may develop an allergic reaction after using Acnecil Gel
  • You are using products containing benzoyl peroxide because concomitant use should be avoided.
  • You should not apply it on the eyes, mouth, and cuts or wounds on your skin, as caution should be exercised when applying medication around the areas.
  • You may have a genetic tendency to develop allergic diseases like rhinitis, asthma, etc., as caution is advised.
  • You may experience burning or irritation on the skin. The doctor may suggest you discontinue the treatment.

Mode of Action of Acnecil Gel

How Does It Work?

Clindamycin in Acnecil Gel acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis, which is required by bacteria to grow and its function. Hence, it stops the growth of bacteria and prevents spreading.

Directions for Use of Acnecil Gel

  • Acnecil Gel is meant for external use only.
  • Use as directed by a doctor or pharmacist.
  • Read the instructions from the label or leaflet before use.
  • Clean and dry the infected area well.
  • Apply it on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds; rub it gently.
  • Wash hands before and after using the medicine unless the hands are the area to be treated.
  • Do not use it for a longer time than the doctor suggested.
  • Do not apply on windburned or sunburned skin or open wounds.
  • Do not use the medicine in or around the eyes, lips or inside the nose.
  • In case the eyes come in contact with the medicine rinse the eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Acnecil Gel

Interactions with other medicines

  • Acnecil Gel is meant for local application on the skin and thus is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, may interact with other topical medicines. Discuss with the doct...
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  • Concomitant use of the medicine along with blood thinners like warfarin, acenocoumarol, and fluindione may increase blood clotting time.
  • If you are going to have surgery in those cases, anaesthetics or medicines used to paralyse the muscles should be used with caution.

Storage and disposal of Acnecil Gel

  • Store Acnecil Gel below 25°C at a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it away of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Acnecil Gel

Overdose

  • As Acnecil Gel is meant for external application cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you applied extra ...
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Missed a Dose

  • If you missed applying Acnecil Gel , apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply the medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What precautions do I need to take before applying for Acnecil Gel ?

  • Do not use it for a longer duration than the doctor has suggested.
  • Do not apply Acnecil Gel on windburned, sunburned skin or on open wounds.
  • Do not use the medicine in or around the eye area, lips or inside of the nose.
  • Rub it gently and well.
  • Wash the hands after applying it.

Q: For how long do I need to apply Acnecil Gel ?

A: Keep using Acnecil Gel for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a short time. If you stop using the medicine too soon, your acne may return or get worse.

Q: Can I put Acnecil Gel in the freezer?

A: No, do not let Acnecil Gel freeze, as it may alter its efficacy. Store it at room temperature only.

Q: Can I apply Acnecil Gel in an excess amount for fast healing?

A: No, if you use Acnecil Gel more often than recommended or on large areas of the body, it may cause hormonal imbalance. In children, this may affect the growth and development. Usually, it is not used for children below 12 years old unless it is prescribed by a dermatologist depending upon the clinical condition.

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ContainsClindamycin(1.0 %)
UsesAcne
Side effectsSkin dryness, irritation, urge to scratch, skin oiliness
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:42 PM (IST)
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