Benzamycin-Gel is a topical medication used to treat moderate acne. Its main ingredients include erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide. Erythromycin stops the growth of acne-causing bacteria and benzoyl peroxide has a similar function and also drys the top layer of skin, promoting new skin to grow. When used regularly, this gel can reduce the number of pimples and blemishes on the face.
Please refer to the medication’s leaflet for information before applying
Always follow your doctor’s directions
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or erythromycin. Additionally, inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
You should take the following precautions while using this medication:
This drug may make you more sensitive to the sun, so use sunscreen and wear protective clothing if you know you will be outdoors. Let your doctor know if you experience skin blisters or redness from sun exposure.
Common side effects of Benzamycin-Gel include:
Mild side effects typically go away on their own. Contact your doctor if you experience the following severe side effects:
Can pregnant women use Benzamycin-Gel?
Your doctor will let you know if using Benzamycin-Gel is okay to use during pregnancy. It will typically only be used if it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk, so consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Does Benzamycin-Gel interact with any other drugs?
Dapsone (another acne medication) is known to interact with the ingredients of Benzamycin-Gel. Some cosmetics, medicated soaps, after-shave lotions, and products containing alcohol may increase skin dryness and irritation. If your skin dryness is becoming a problem, you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.