- Acnesol Gel 1% is a topical (applied on the skin) antibiotic drug that fights bacterial growth on the skin. It has the active ingredient clindamycin phosphate, which is prescribed for the treatment of severe acne. The medicine helps heal pimples by reducing skin inflammation and swelling. Clindamycin effectively decreases the formation of blackheads and helps to renew skin cells faster. The topical antibiotic reduces the number of bacteria that cause acne. The anti-inflammatory of the active ingredient makes pimples less swollen and reduces the redness. The treatment may take 4 to 6 weeks after starting the medicine.
- Acnesol Gel should be used only externally and only as directed by your doctor. Normally, you should wash and dry the afflicted region before administering a thin coating of medication. It should not be used on skin that is broken or injured. Any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth should be avoided. If you get it in these places by mistake, rinse it with water. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should continue to take this medication on a regular basis. Do not stop taking it as soon as your acne clears up. Consult your doctor about when you should discontinue therapy.
- Some people may have common side effects such as mild itching, burning, or redness of the skin, as well as greasy skin. These are generally only temporary and will go away on their own. If they annoy you or do not go away, see your doctor.
- It is a safe medication, but you should notify your doctor if you experience any gastrointestinal issues (intestines). Also, tell your doctor if you’ve ever had bloody diarrhoea as a result of antibiotics or if you’re taking any other medications to treat skin diseases. If you are pregnant or nursing, see your doctor before using this medication.