Percuna 2.5 % Cream

Manufactured byIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Description

Percuna 2.5 % Cream is a topical preparation used in the treatment of acne. It should be applied to the affected area once a day and increase the frequency gradually. Do not apply on an itchy or irritating skin. Avoid exposure to the sunlight.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Percuna 2.5 % Cream

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Percuna 2.5 % Cream

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Swelling of face

Uses of Percuna 2.5 % Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
Read More
Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The onset of action of this medicine is not clinically established. The extent of absorption depends on skin condition and characteristics of the product.
  • Duration of effect
    The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended in pregnant women only if benefits overweigh the risks.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    It is unknown whether this medicine is excreted through the breastmilk. It is recommended in breastfeeding women only if necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Percuna 2.5 % Cream.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended in pregnant women only if benefits overweigh the risks.

Breast-feeding

It is unknown whether this medicine is excreted through the breastmilk. It is recommended in breastfeeding women only if necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.
General warnings

Skin peeling

This medicine may cause skin irritation initially when applied and characterized by peeling of the skin. This effect is not harmful and will be subsided within in 1 or 2 days when the treatment is stopped.

For external use

This medicine is for external use only. Applied on the affected skin as recommended. Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth. Exposure to the sunlight should be avoided and use sunscreen lotion as required.

Skin irritation

This medicine may increase the skin irritation, therefore, should not be used in patients with dry skin and skin irritation.

Missed Dose

Apply preparation as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Tretinoin/ Isotretinoin

Dapsone

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Percuna 2.5 % Cream as directed by the doctor. Apply only on the affected area and rinse thoroughly. Do not apply more than the prescribed amount to avoid excessive drying. Do not apply on if you have any allergy to this medicine. Inform the doctor if you develop any skin reactions.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria and promoting peeling of the affected skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical acne agents

Schedule

OTC

Benzoyl peroxide - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 17 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09096

Benzoyl Peroxide Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 17 May 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601026.html

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 17 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/12812

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 17 May 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~GnT2jt:1
Loading related questions...

How will this medicine affect me?

Chat with verified doctors starting @ ₹99
Chat now

Looking for a doctor?

Book an appointment with the top doctors near you
Book now
Something doesn’t feel right?
Report an error