Acnecide gel contains 5% benzoyl peroxide which is clinically proven to kill up to 95% of bacteria that cause spots, whilst absorbing excess oil and keeping skin moisturized.
Acnecide Acne Treatment gel contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide which attacks the bacteria (germs) known as Propionibacterium acnes, one of the main causes of acne.
Although acne cannot be cured, it can be controlled with treatment Acnecide acne products
The medicine is used to treat acne on the face, chest, and back.
Acnecide’s Medicinal Treatments are specifically targeted to kill up to 95% of that pesky bacteria that causes spots. Reduce bacteria – reduce spots!
Acnecide is on-hand to help boost your skin confidence with a range of targeted Medicinal Treatments and Daily Cosmetic Skincare products that are designed for spot-prone skin.
If you use more Acnecide than you should or accidentally swallow the gel
If you forget to use Acnecide
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What you need to know before you use Acnecide
Do not use Acnecide if you are:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Acnecide.
Other medicines and Acnecide
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Acnecide contains propylene glycol.
Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.
How to store Acnecide
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If your skin becomes severely irritated, or severe redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, or you experience face swelling, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop a severe allergic reaction:
Signs of severe allergic reactions may include:
Acnecide may cause the following side effects:
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
These symptoms are usually reversible if the treatment is reduced in frequency or discontinued.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
What Acnecide contains
The active substance is hydrous benzoyl peroxide equivalent to benzoyl peroxide 5% w/w in an aqueous, non-alcoholic gel base.
The other ingredients are docusate sodium, disodium edetate, poloxamer 182, carbomer 940, propylene glycol, acrylates copolymer, glycerol, colloidal anhydrous silica, purified water and sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH.
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