Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide)
What is Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide) used for?
Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide) is a topical medication used to treat patients who have mild to moderate acne. The gel contains antibacterial ingredients to slow or stop the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to eliminate the infection and prevent the development of acne. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide)?
Use Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide) according to your physician's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally administered once daily just before going to bed or in the morning, but the best regimen will be determined by the severity of your condition. Rinse your face before treatment to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of gel, gently rub the medicine into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent the gel from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected health complications.
What are the side effects of Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide)?
Some patients using Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe pain or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not apply Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide) to broken or severely damaged skin. It is also important to not use the medication if you are allergic to benzyl peroxide or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Persol Gel (Benzyl Peroxide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.