| Persol 5% Gel
| Benzoyl Peroxide
What is Persol 5% Gel?
Persol Gel works by killing bacteria to reduce inflammation and allowing the skin to exfoliate. This will help break down whiteheads and blackheads as well as unblocking pores. The active ingredient benzoyl peroxide is considered a keratolytic type of medication and can be used alone or along with other medicines to treat mild to moderate acne.
How is Persol 5% Gel used?
Persol Gel should only be applied topically as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times per day. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. Prior to using the medication, it is advised to clean your hands and the affected area with a mild cleanser and patted dry with a towel. Spread a thin layer of the medication on the affected area and gently rub it in until it is fully absorbed. Wash your hands immediately after applying the gel.
Persol Gel may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Feeling of warmth
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Dry or peeling skin
- Redness, itching, burning or stinging at application site
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Do not use the gel excessively as it will have an adverse effect and increase the chance of irritating the skin.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Persol 5% Gel is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.