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Akneroxid 5 (benzoyl peroxide) - gel

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Akneroxid 5 gel; 50 mg / g (5%); 50 g Almirall Hermal 25.90 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:Benzoyl peroxide

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Akneroxid?

Anti-acne preparation for topical application to the skin.

What does Akneroxid contain and how does it work?

The active substance is benzoyl peroxide. The active substance is an oxidizing compound that easily penetrates into the stratum Corn eum. It has local anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-seborrheic, mildly keratolytic (exfoliating), drying and anti-pruritic effects. It has a beneficial effect on acne disorders occurring in the course of acne around the sebaceous glands. It reduces the number of comedones. It inhibits the growth of anaerobic bacteriaPropionibacterium acnes, which is one of the causes of acne vulgaris. The product is intended for external application, locally to the skin.

When to use Akneroxid?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
The preparation containing 100 mg of benzoyl peroxide in 1 g of gel is especially recommended for acne vulgaris and backache.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
Do not use the product on mucous membranes, eyes or around the eyes, mouth or nose. Do not use on damaged skin or dry skin, with limited secretion of sebum. Do not use in people with atopic dermatitis.
Do not use in women during the last month of pregnancy.

Take special care with Akneroxid?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The product is intended only for external use, topically on the skin. Protect eyes, mouth and mucous membranes from contact with the preparation. Do not use on open wounds. If these places are accidentally in contact with the gel, rinse thoroughly with water.
Caution should be exercised if the product is used on sensitive skin, e.g. on the skin of the neck.
Avoid exposure to UV radiation, including quartz lamps, solariums and sunrays.
Due to the bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide, avoid using eyebrows, beards, hair and avoid contact with the clothing. The preparation may discolor hair and fabrics.
If symptoms worsen or do not disappear, consult a physician.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
The preparation has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines / machines.

Dosage of Akneroxid

The preparation has a gel form and is intended for topical application to the skin. Use the preparation as recommended. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected lesions 1-2 times a day after cleansing the skin.In people with particularly sensitive skin, the product should be used once a day before bedtime. For sensitive skin, a treatment with a gel with a benzoyl peroxide content of 50 mg / g can be started, and if necessary, continue the treatment with a gel with an active ingredient content of 100 mg / g. Do not use on healthy skin. The treatment period is usually 4-10 weeks. Wash hands after each use.

Can I use Akneroxid during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using the preparation, consult a doctor.
There are no data on the safety of the preparation in pregnant women or in women who are breast-feeding.
The use of the preparation during pregnancy is allowed only on the order of the doctor, in case the doctor considers it absolutely necessary and in his opinion the expected benefits for the mother outweigh the possible threat to the fetus. Do not use in the last month of pregnancy.
The preparation during breastfeeding can be used only on the order of a doctor and with caution, when the doctor deems it necessary.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
Locally, skin irritants, desiccants, exfoliants or substances with reducing properties should not be used in the local area.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Akneroxid 5, -10 can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
There may be a feeling of skin tension, slight redness, burning (lasting up to 5 days). These symptoms may occur in the first week of treatment and do not constitute an indication to stop using the preparation. If the redness or burning of the skin lasts longer, discontinue use and consult a physician. Possible increased skin dryness and moderate exfoliation of the epidermis. Rarely contact allergic dermatitis.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing benzoyl peroxide

Akneroxid 10 (gel)
Aquaclin (gel)
Benzacne (gel)