Brand: Zaclir, Acne Treatment, Benzac AC, Brevoxyl, Breze, Fostex, Desquam, Inova, Lavoclen-4, Lavoclen-8, Oscion, PanOxyl, Triaz
Generic: Benzoyl Peroxide Topical
Zaclir is an antibiotic drug, used to treat acne by destroying the bacteria and preventing microbial growth and reproduction in the skin. It also prevents accumulation of dirt and oil by causing mild skin dryness and peeling.
Read your medication guide and follow your prescription label at all times.
- Use Zaclir topically per doctor’s prescription. Cleanse the skin surface affected by acne with a mild soap or non-irritating facial wash; rinse and pat dry properly before every application of Zaclir.
- If you are using the cleanser preparation of Zaclir, use it for facial cleansing instead of soap. Different preparations are applied in various ways. Follow product instruction carefully.
- Apply a thin layer of Zaclir on the affected skin 1- 2 times a day for 8 to 12 weeks or per doctor’s recommendation.
- The dosage depends on your medical condition, weight or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
- Avoid over exposure to sunlight or tanning cubicle. Zaclir will make you photosensitive. Apply sunscreen and wear protective clothes when you are outdoors to prevent sunburn.
- Never get Zaclir in contact with your eyes, mouth, and nose or to the non-intact skin (wound, eczema). Flush with tap water immediately once it gets into the aforementioned sites.
- Keep Zaclir away from hair, furniture or clothing as it has bleaching property.
- Continue using Zaclir on a regular schedule (same time of the day). Do not stop using Zaclir abruptly without consulting your doctor, even if your acne appears better on the 3rd week of treatment.
Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates or does not improve. Apply your missed dose as soon as possible. However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close.
Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed doses and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.
Zaclir may interact with tretinoin and topical dapsone. Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of Zaclir. Likewise, Zaclir may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.
Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Zaclir.
Never alter the doses of other medications while on Zaclir neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.
Side Effects: There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking Zaclir, tell your health care provider if you have/are:
- Any allergies to any substance, food or medication, particularly to Zaclir and
- Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a child (It is not known if Zaclir can harm the unborn child but it can pass through breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risk and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy should be discussed thoroughly with your doctor.)