Acnestar 2.5% Soap
By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
75g Soap in Wrap
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This medicine is an antibacterial mild cleansing soap that used for treating acne. It belongs to the benzoyl peroxide class of medicines.
Uses of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
It is used for treating acne vulgaris and may be used to treat other skin conditions as determined by your doctor.
Contraindications of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
- If you are allergic to it
- If you have dermatitis
- If you have seborrheic
- If you have eczema
Side effects of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
Side effects include peeling of skin, itching, irritation, redness of skin, and allergic reactions such as rash, dizziness, and trouble breathing, as well as the swelling of face, tongue or throat.
Precautions and Warnings of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
Can I use Acnestar 2.5% Soap during pregnancy?
This medicine is a cleansing soap; hence it may be safe during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive. You should consult your doctor for more details.
Can I use Acnestar 2.5% Soap while breastfeeding?
This medicine is a cleansing soap; hence it can be safely used while breastfeeding. You should consult your doctor for more details.
Can I drive if I have used Acnestar 2.5% Soap?
It does not affect your ability to drive; hence, it may be safe to drive when using this medicine. In case of any side effects such as itching and irritation, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol when using Acnestar 2.5% Soap?
There are no known proven interactions of this medicine with alcoholic beverages. Hence, it may be safe to consume alcoholic beverages while taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Do not scrub the affected area
- Do not rub this medicine on the affected area for a prolonged time
- In case of excessive peeling of skin or other side effects, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Mode of Action of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
How Does It Work?
It decomposes to release oxygen, which works against the bacteria responsible for acne. The irritant effect of this medicine promotes the resolution of comedones by peeling of the skin in the affected area.
Directions for Use of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
- This medicine is a cleansing soap for external use only
- Use this cleansing soap instead of your regular soap
- Wet the skin before applying
- Work up a lather using this medicine and rinse thoroughly
Interactions of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
Interactions with other medicines
It may have interactions with other antibacterial medicines such as dapsone (used on the skin). You should consult your doctor for more details
Interactions with food items
There are no known records of the interaction of this medicine with food.
Other general Interactions
- Sunburned skin conditions
Storage and disposal of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
- Keep it away from children
- It does not require any special storage conditions
- You should not cross-contaminate this medicine with other products
- You should not use this medicine after the expiration date
- You should follow medical waste management protocol for disposing this medicine
Dosage of Acnestar 2.5% Soap
You should take the medicine as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor. Overdose of this medicine may cause peeling of skin, irritation and redness of skin. In case of overdose, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Missed a Dose
In case you have missed a dose, you should take the dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is time for the next dose, you should not double the dose by compensating for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before using this medicine?
A: You should inform your doctor about your complete medical history along with any history of skin allergies or allergic reactions to this medicine.
Q: How often can I use this medicine?
A: Usually this medicine is taken 1 or 2 times every day; however, you should follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Should I be worried about skin irritation with the use of this medicine?
A: Skin irritation may occur with this medicine in patients who are allergic to the composition of this medicine. You should consult your doctor for more details.
Q: Can I be exposed to direct sunlight when using this medicine?
A: This medication might make you more sensitive to direct sunlight. You should use sunscreen or other precautions as prescribed by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:19 PM (IST)
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