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Peroclin 2.5% Gel

By AJANTA PHARMA LTD
Refrigerated
15g Gel in Tube
342.55*
MRP 403.00
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Clindamycin(1.0 %) + Benzoyl Peroxide(2.5 %)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-acne

Medical Description

Peroclin 2.5% Gel contains a combination of two medicines - Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin. It is used in treating acne or pimples. Do not use this gel if you are allergic to any of its components.
It is meant only for external application and should be applied as recommended by your doctor. You may experience some application site reactions as side effects, but they normally fade away with time. Please report to your doctor if you notice the side effects persist or worsen.
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Uses of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

Peroclin 2.5% Gel is used for the treatment of acne (or pimples) on your skin.

Contraindications of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

If you are allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide or Clindamycin or any other ingredients of Peroclin 2.5% Gel.

Side effects of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

Burning sensation, pain, irritation, redness, itching, rash, peeling or dryness at the area Peroclin 2.5% Gel is applied.

Precautions and Warnings of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Peroclin 2.5% Gel during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before using Peroclin 2.5% Gel as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks. In case you are prescribed this medicine, avoid using in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Peroclin 2.5% Gel while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available on the use of Peroclin 2.5% Gel in a breastfeeding woman. However, caution should be exercised while using this gel and you should avoid using it on breast or areas near the breast or any large area of the body for a prolonged duration.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Peroclin 2.5% Gel?
A:
Peroclin 2.5% Gel is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Peroclin 2.5% Gel?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Peroclin 2.5% Gel. Consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience an allergic reaction after using this gel.
  • You are also applying other topical medicines (cream, ointment, lotion, etc).
  • You are suffering from any other skin infections or conditions.
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition after applying Peroclin 2.5% Gel for a week.
  • You must avoid being in the sunlight for too long.
  • Do not use this gel for more than 12 weeks at one time.
  • Do not use this medicine on cuts, scratches, sunburns, sensitive or irritated areas of skin etc.
  • Do not let this gel get into your eyes, nose, mouth or on your hair. If it happens, rinse it with water thoroughly.
  • Peroclin 2.5% Gel is not recommended for children below 12 years of age.

Mode of Action of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

How Does It Work?

  • Peroclin 2.5% Gel works by the combined action of both its components: Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide works by killing the growth of bacteria, softening and peeling (or scaling) the outer layer of the skin. It also helps in reducing blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Clindamycin is an antibiotic agent which works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of acne-causing bacteria.

Directions for Use of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

  • Peroclin 2.5% Gel is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Apply the gel on a healthy skin surface, free from cuts and wounds.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this gel unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes or nose.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

Interactions with other medicines

  • Peroclin 2.5% Gel is applied externally on the skin. Hence, it is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, it may interact with other topically applied cream and gel. Discus
    s with your doctor if you are already on another topical gel or cream.
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  • Other acne treatments, including antibiotics for your skin, medicated soaps and cleansers, cosmetic products should be used with caution, as it may cause skin irritation.
  • Concomitant use of Peroclin 2.5% Gel along with medicines like tretinoin, isotretinoin, tazarotene, succinylcholine, rocuronium should be avoided.
  • Concomitant use along with other topical sulfonamide-containing products (like silver sulfadiazine, sulfanilamide and mafenide) should be avoided as it may cause a temporary change in skin and hair co
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Storage and disposal of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

Peroclin 2.5% Gel should be stored at room temperature, protected from moisture and heat. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children and pets.

Dosage of Peroclin 2.5% Gel

Overdose

Excessive use of Peroclin 2.5% Gel may cause severe skin irritation. If you have applied extra quantities of it, wipe them out the excess of the medicine with tissue or cotton. Upon accidental ingesti
on, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying Peroclin 2.5% Gel, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply the gel to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Peroclin 2.5% Gel?

A: Peroclin 2.5% Gel is used for the treatment of acne (or pimples) on your skin.

Q: How long does it take for Peroclin 2.5% Gel to show its effects?

A: It may take approximately 2 - 5 weeks before you see the effects. However, it can vary among individuals depending on their physiology and other biological parameters.

Q: What should I do if my eyes come in contact with Peroclin 2.5% Gel?

A: If you get any gel in your eyes, rinse with water thoroughly. Keep your eyes open when you rinse.

Q: Can Peroclin 2.5% Gel be used by my 14-year-old son?

A: No, Peroclin 2.5% Gel should not be used in patients below the age of 12 years.

Q: How to use Peroclin 2.5% Gel?

  • Peroclin 2.5% Gel is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this gel unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Apply the gel on a healthy skin surface, free from cuts and wounds.

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Last Updated on: 14 Apr 2021 | 11:31 AM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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