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Acnecide Gel FAQs
It can take up to 6-8 weeks in order to see any tangible results, so keep applying the gel as directed and persist with the treatment. If you find that you still do not get the results you want from Acnecide, you may wish to try a combination product such as Duac or Treclin, which contain a topical antibiotic and a keratolytic for a dual mechanism of action.
You probably need to take it for about two months to get the full benefits of the treatment.
You can use Acnecide for as long as you need to keep your skin clear of acne. If you are using it continuously, we normally recommend a break from treatment every six months to reassess your acne and give your skin a break from treatment. If your acne starts to come back, you can start using Acnecide again.
Anyone allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients should not use Acnecide gel. We would not recommend the use of benzoyl peroxide whilst pregnant or breastfeeding as the safety of the medicine during these times has not been fully established.
Like all medication, Acnecide has some common and less common side effects. Some people may experience a mild skin irritation or adverse reaction to the gel. Any mild irritation and redness caused by Acnecide at the start of treatment will usually subside within a few weeks.
It can cause skin dryness in some people, and more rarely, contact dermatitis. It also makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so you need to take extra precaution when using the gel.
Using Acnecide at the same time as some other acne treatments can lead to excessive dryness and skin irritation, so always check with your pharmacist before buying. Isotretinoin (also known as Roaccutane) can react with Acnecide and dry out your skin, so it’s best to avoid mixing these two treatments.
Acnecide is best used to compliment topical or oral antibiotic treatment in moderate to severe acne. When used in this way, it has been shown to have better results than either treatment use alone.
Acnecide should not be used with other drying or keratolytic treatments such as Duac, Differin, Epiduo, or Treclin.
There are many different ways to reduce acne scarring, and it’s best to speak to a dermatologist on the most appropriate treatment. Acnecide can reduce scarring, as can salicylic acid.
It won’t address the underlying hormonal changes that are causing your acne, but it will treat the spots and pustules on your skin. You may also want to seek hormonal treatment like the contraceptive pill from your GP or dermatologist.
It won’t make your spots worse, but like all acne treatment gels, it can cause some irritation and sensitivity. This is most likely to occur in the first few weeks of treatment and usually subsides after this.
You can buy Acnecide 30g at a pharmacy without a prescription, but you will need to speak to a pharmacist first. This is to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Acnecide 60g gel is a prescription-only treatment that you can get from your GP or buy online from The Independent Pharmacy from our Online Doctor.
It shouldn’t, but if you have an adverse reaction — stop using it immediately.
In order to get the best results, you should wash your skin with a mild cleanser before applying the gel. Then apply Acnecide to your skin, and once it has been absorbed, you can apply a non-perfumed moisturiser if necessary.
They both break down the skin’s keratin (known as keratolytics), but benzoyl peroxide is more effective as it’s also antibacterial. It’s a more effective acne treatment than salicylic acid because it’s more comprehensive and addresses more causes of acne.
Yes, it works on all forms of acne and spots. Salicylic acid is often found in blackhead washes and scrubs you can buy on the high street, but benzoyl peroxide is a more effective all-round acne gel.
When it comes to choosing between an acne gel and a cream, there is not much difference. Often, it’s to do with the drug’s pharmaceutical formation rather than anything else. A gel is water-based so can be drying and also can leave a thin film on the skin. Creams are be more oily than a gel and are better if the skin is dry. Generally, it is the active ingredient in acne treatments that determine how effective an acne treatment is rather than the formulation (cream, gel etc).
Acnecide is exactly the same as Quinoderm — it’s just got a different brand name as it’s being sold by a different company. Quinoderm used to be made by BP and has now been discontinued, so if you liked it — you should switch to Acnecide.