- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Acnecide* used for?
Generic for Acnecide* is an antibacterial gel used to treat mild-to-moderate acne. Benzoyl Peroxide works by reducing the amount of bacteria that causes acne. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Acnecide*?
The dosage of Generic for Acnecide* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Acnecide*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
A small amount of Generic for Acnecide* is usually applied one to three times daily onto the affected area. Wash the affected area before applying the medication.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Acnecide*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Acnecide* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Acnecide*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Acnecide*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Acnecide*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Acnecide*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Acnecide*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Acnecide* can interact with other skin products containing alcohol as well as sunscreen containing PABA.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Acnecide*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Acnecide* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Acnecide* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Acnecide* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Acnecide* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Acnecide* can cause side effects such as stinging, burning, itching, dryness, peeling and redness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are skin rash, painful irritation, blistering, and swelling. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Acnecide*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Acnecide*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Acnecide* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Acnecide*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Acnecide*?
How will Generic for Acnecide* work in my body?
How should Generic for Acnecide* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Acnecide* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Acnecide* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.