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    Acnesol Information

    Acnesol is a prescription drug, available for use as Solution, Lotion, Gel. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections, Skin Infections. The alternative uses of Acnesol have also been explained below.

    The right dosage of Acnesol depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Acnesol can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Acnesol normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Acnesol's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Acnesol's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Acnesol related warnings section.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Acnesol are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug interactions for Acnesol have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Acnesol is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Acnesol Benefits & Uses

    Acnesol is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Acnesol Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Acnesol Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Acnesol safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Acnesol. If you are pregnant, do not take Acnesol without a doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Acnesol safe during breastfeeding?


      Acnesol may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Acnesol, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Acnesol.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Acnesol on the Kidneys?


      Acnesol rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acnesol on the Liver?


      Acnesol is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acnesol on the Heart?


      Acnesol is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Acnesol with Other Drugs

    Acnesol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Acnesol Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acnesol unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Acnesol

    • Is this Acnesol habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Acnesol is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Acnesol since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Acnesol should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Acnesol cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Acnesol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Acnesol


      Taking Acnesol with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Acnesol


      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Acnesol and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Acnesol

    Question about 4 years ago

    Can Acnesol treat bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Acnesol can treat BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is an infection caused by the overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Acnesol contains clindamycin which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills the bacteria that are causing the infection.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Acnesol work?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Acnesol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It works by preventing the protein synthesis in bacteria which are essential for it. The absence of these vital proteins results in stunned bacterial cell growth due to which bacteria become vulnerable and dies. Acnesol is effective against a wide range of both gram negative and gram positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Prevotella melaninogenica, and lostridium perfringens.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Acnesol treat strep?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Acnesol can treat strep. It is used in the treatment of strep throat (pharyngitis) caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Since it is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, you are advised to not take this drug by yourself to avoid bacterial resistance.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Acnesol?

    Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

    Acnesol is a brand name of clindamycin and it comes in form of the capsule, injection, and topical gel. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drug known as lincosamides. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is used in the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, strep throat, and pelvic inflammatory disease. The topical gel of Acnesol is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris (pimples).

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Acnesol with diphenhydramine?

    Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

    Yes, oral Acnesol can be taken with diphenhydramine. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Acnesol along with diphenhydramine if the dose of this drug does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

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    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; CLeocin HCl® clindamycin hydrochloride

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 756-757

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 328-330

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