BENLITE 5% Gel 20gm

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INTRODUCTION

BENLITE 5% GEL contains Benzoyl peroxide which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-bacterial and Anti-inflammatory agents. It is used in the treatment and prevention of acne (pimples) in the face, chest and back. It is also used to unplug the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and absorb excess oil from the skin.

Before using BENLITE 5% GEL, inform your doctor if you are having any allergy to foods, preservatives or dyes or if you are already under any medication for acne.

It is not recommended to use hard cleansers, scrubs, medicated soap or cosmetic products containing alcohol while using this medicine.

BENLITE 5% GEL is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

Avoid repeated exposure to sunlight or other sources of UV light (such as sun bed). In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.

Most common side effects of BENLITE 5% GEL are skin redness and irriation, burning, stinging sensation in the skin. Consult your doctor if any of above symptoms worsens.

USES OF BENLITE 5% GEL

Used to:

Treat acne (pimples) formation
Remove excessive oil from the skin
Unplug blocked pores
HOW BENLITE 5% GEL WORKS

BENLITE 5% GEL works against the acne-causing bacteria. This medicine after applying on the affected skin gets absorbed and is converted to benzoic acid. This benzoic acid gets metabolized by skin proteins and releases active free-radical oxygen species that results in the alteration of bacterial proteins. This helps to treat acne or pimples. BENLITE 5% GEL also acts as a keratolytic agent which promotes peeling of the skin and absorb excess oil from the skin further preventing acne formation and skin irritation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply BENLITE 5% GEL as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area as instructed by the doctor.

Avoid contact with eyes, lips, mouth, nose, mucous membranes and sensitive areas of the neck. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending you’re your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BENLITE 5% GEL
COMMON
Dry skin
Skin redness
Peeling of the skin
Burning sensation of the skin
Itching of the skin (pruritus)
Pain of the skin (pain, stinging)
Skin irritation
Allergic contact dermatitis
RARE

Stop applying BENLITE 5% GEL and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

Allergic reactions, including application site hypersensitivity, face swelling and anaphylaxis
Severe skin irritation, redness and peeling of the skin, swelling of the face
Fainting
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin rash:

Avoid hot bath because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin and apply calamine lotion as a coolant. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persists for a long time.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
PREGNANCY

BENLITE 5% GEL is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

BENLITE 5% GEL should be used with caution in breast feeding mothers. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not apply BENLITE 5% GEL if you are allergic to Benzyl peroxide or to any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

BENLITE 5% GEL is not recommended for use if you:

Have damaged skin or broken skin
Are using hard cleansers, scrubs, medicated soap or cosmetic products containing alcohol

Use in paediatrics:

Your doctor will decide the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before using BENLITE 5% GEL.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before applying BENLITE 5% GEL, inform your doctor if you are taking or using any of the following medicine:

Medicines used to treat various skin diseases (Ex. dapsone)
Topical hydroquinone (medicine used to remove dark patches of the skin)
Isotretinoin, topical tretinoin (used to treat acne)
Topical anaesthetics (used to relieve pain and itching) Ex. benzocaine, lignocaine

B. Drug-Food interactions:

Before applying BENLITE 5% GEL inform your doctor if you are having any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally applies more of BENLITE 5% GEL or accidently ingested BENLITE 5% GEL, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overuse of this medicine is severe skin irritation.

SYNOPSIS
Drug :   Benzoyl Peroxide
Pharmacological Category :   Topical Antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Acne
Dosage Forms :   Gel, Lotion, Ointment, Facewash, Soap, Gelwash
MORE INFORMATION
Keep out of sight and reach of children
Store at room temperature
FAQs ABOUT BENLITE 5% GEL

What is BENLITE 5% GEL used for?

BENLITE 5% GEL is used in the treatment and prevention of acne (pimples) in the face, chest and back. It can also be used to unplug the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and absorb excess oil from the skin. Consult your doctor before using BENLITE 5% GEL.

How to use BENLITE 5% GEL?

Always apply BENLITE 5% GEL as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash and dry your hands before applying this medicine. Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser and water and allow the skin to dry. Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area leaving it for 2 hours and then wash it off with water and pat skin dry.

What are the precautions to be followed while using BENLITE 5% GEL?

While using BENLITE 5% GEL avoid contact with the eyes, lips, mouth, nose, mucous membranes and sensitive areas of the neck. In case of accidental contact rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. You should not use any other acne products along with this medicine without taking advise from your doctor because they may cause skin to become red and sore.

How long should I use BENLITE 5% GEL

You should use BENLITE 5% GEL as long as advised by your physician or how quickly your condition improves. Sometimes acne may take time to clear completely. You should see your doctor if you feel your acne is not improving while using this medicine.

Can BENLITE 5% GEL be used in pregnant women?

BENLITE 5% GEL is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

What are the common side effects of using BENLITE 5% GEL?

Most common side effects of BENLITE 5% GEL are skin redness and irriation, burning, stinging sensation in the skin. Sudden increase in peeling may occur during the first weeks in most of the patients. This is usually not harmful and may subside once the treatment is discontinued temporarily. Consult your doctor if any of above symptoms worsens.

REFERENCES

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Country Of Origin
India

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