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Acgel 1% Gel

Manufactured byRapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Description
Acgel 1% Gel is a macrolide antibiotic used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is a common skin disease that occurs due to the blockage of the hair follicles in the skin. Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium cane are acne-causing bacteria. It can appear on the face, back, and chest. It may consist of blackheads (open plugged pores), whiteheads (closed plugged pores), small pustules with pus, or painful lumps beneath the skin. Do not use Acgel 1% Gel in children below 12 years of age. Acne or pimples is more likely to occur in teens due to hormonal changes during puberty. In women, acne can also occur just before their period. It affects almost everyone at some point in life. Protecting yourself from the sun and avoiding food that may cause acne such as fast food, dairy products, greasy food, refined grains, etc. can help you to get rid of acne.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Acgel 1% Gel

Crixan 1% Gel
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Acgel 1% Gel

  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Skin peeling
  • Skin discolouration
  • Application site redness, itching, and burning

Uses of Acgel 1% Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to see an improvement in 6 weeks after using clarithromycin gel and takes 8-12 weeks to see the complete effects.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for clarithromycin gel is not clinically determined.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Acgel 1% Gel.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Acgel 1% Gel is generally safe in pregnancy to treat acne. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. It is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Acgel 1% Gel is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. Topical application to the nipple may increase the risk of diarrhoea in the infant. It is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Acgel 1% Gel if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are very rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives, redness of the skin, itching, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Acgel 1% Gel is generally safe in pregnancy to treat acne. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. It is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Acgel 1% Gel is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. Topical application to the nipple may increase the risk of diarrhoea in the infant. It is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Use with other anti-acne agents

The combined use of Acgel 1% Gel with other anti-acne agents may increase the risk of severe adverse reactions such as skin peeling, irritation, dryness, etc.

Use in children

Acgel 1% Gel is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

External use only

Acgel 1% Gel is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Acgel 1% Gel as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Acgel 1% Gel is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antibiotics

Topical corticosteroids

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Clarithromycin gel for acne is safe and effective. Apply a thin layer of Acgel 1% Gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Finish your entire course of treatment even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. You may have to use it for months or even longer in some cases to keep your acne under control. Clarithromycin gel price may vary based on the strengths.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Acgel 1% Gel kills or stops the growth of bacteria that cause acne.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Macrolides, Topical acne agents, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

Drugbank.ca. 2020. Clarithromycin | Drugbank Online. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 21 December 2020].

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01211>

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020. Clarithromycin. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 21 December 2020].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/clarithromycin>
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Information on this page was last updated on 20 Feb 2021

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