Acne-Aid Gel

1 What is Acne-Aid Gel?

Brand: Acne-Aid Gel, Acnomel Skin Tone, Acnomel Vanishing, Night Cast S

Generic: Resorcinol and Sulfur

Acne-Aid Gel is used for the treatment of acne and several skin conditions like acne. This is a non-prescription drug which can be obtained easily in the form of cream, paste, lotion, ointment and liquid.

2 What To Know Before Using

Before using Acne-Aid Gel, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. The patient is the authoritative figure when it comes to any medical procedure or any drug therapy. It is important for the patient to know all the details about the drug and then start using it.

Doctor also has a duty to bring out answers from the patient which play an important role in treatment like history, any allergy or any medical condition the patient has. For this purpose, it is important to have a detailed session between patient and the physician before starting this drug to sort out all the details.

Detailed history of a patient is extremely important prior to any medical therapy and in this case, it is more likely that a drug be started after it. Allergies or any history of allergy to any drug, food, preservatives, dyes or animal products; history of drug usage, past medical or surgical procedure should also be kept in record to predict any drug interaction.

Physical examination should be done before starting this drug so that any physiological or pathological condition with which this drug may interfere may be ruled out.

Age specific analysis is vital to have information about side effects on different age groups. This drug should not be used on large area of the skin to avoid overdose in children. It should also not be applied on any wounds as this will result in a condition called Methemoglobinemia.

There are not enough studies to prove special effects of this drug in older patients in comparison to young adults. There is also scarcity of studies in pregnant and breastfeeding women and no specific effects are expected in this group in comparison to others.

Drug interactions are the effects on the therapy or the condition for which the drug is used by other drugs used concomitantly. It is necessary that no drug be started without consulting a physician as other drugs may cause alteration in the effect of this drug or its removal from the body.

Patient should not start any new medication, even over the counter drugs, without consulting the physician to avoid such interactions. Patient should also ask about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and certain foods on drug usage.

3 Proper Usage

Acne-Aid Gel is a non-prescription drug which is easily available.

Clean the skin on which the drug has to be applied and gently pat it dry. Apply the drug as recommended by the physician and gently spread it. Wash the hands after its application to avoid over absorption.

Keep it away from eyes. Rinse the eyes with water, if any contact has been made.

4 Precautions To Take

In using , you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. Precautions are the part and parcel of any treatment and a patient must adhere to these to improve the outcome.

It is the duty of the doctor or any medical care provider to make the patient aware about these tips as an aid to the therapy.

  • Regular checkup is necessary to look for the progress of the treatment.
  • If the symptoms do not improve much, consult your doctor again.
  • Avoid use of abrasive soaps and cleansers.
  • Alcohol containing preparations should not be used.
  • Do not use any other acne medication unless advised by the doctor.
  • Water based cosmetics can be used.
  • Do not use any mercury containing ointment as it will lead to a foul smelling mixture.
  • Hair color may get darkened by this drug combination.
  • Do not start any other drug, prescription or non-prescription, without consulting your physician
  • Store it in a dry place at room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Acne-Aid Gel. There is no drug in the world which is without its unwanted effects.

Some drugs are relatively safe for use while for some drugs, the patient should be cautious as these drugs may cause more harm than good. Patient should always get medical help in case of any adverse effect, no matter how trivial it is.

As this drug does not pass through internal systems and reaches the target organ directly, the side effects are limited.

It may cause itching and local irritation which is self limiting.

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