Persol 2.5/5 Gel (Benzoyl Peroxide Gel B.P)
A greaseless medication for acne vulgaris
Persol 2.5 Gel: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide B.P equivalent to Anhydrous Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% w/w in water soluble base
Persol 5 Gel: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide B.P equivalent to Anhydrous Benzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w in a water-soluble base
Persol 2.5 Gel, Persol 5 Gel are indicated in the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Dosage and administration
It is recommended that therapy be initiated with Persol 2.5 Gel, applying the medication to the affected areas once a day during the first week and twice a day thereafter as tolerated. Frequency of use should be adjusted to obtain the desired clinical response. Therapy with Persol 5 Gel and Persol Forte Cream may be initiated in those persons who demonstrate accommodation to Persol 2.5 Gel.
Gentile cleansing of the affected areas with a non-medicated soap prior to application of Persol 2.5 Gel, Persol 5 Gel and Persol Forte Cream may be beneficial
Clinically visible improvement will normally occur by the third week of therapy. Maximum lesion reduction may be expected after approximately eight to twelve weeks of drug use. Continuing use of the drug is normally required to maintain a satisfactory clinical response.
Persol 2.5 Gel, Persol 5 Gel and Persol Forte Cream are contraindicated in persons who show hypersensitivity to Benzoyl Peroxide. Persol Forte Cream is also contraindicated in persons who show hypersensitivity to sulphur.
Persol 2.5 Gel, Persol 5 Gel and Persol Forte Cream are for external use only. They should not be used in or near the eyes or mucosal membranes.
- Wash affected area with water and mild soap
- Apply the medication over the affected area
- The medication may cause a mild burning sensation on the first application and a moderate reddening and peeling of the skin may occur within a few days. During the first few weeks of treatment a sudden increase in peeling may occur in some patients, this is not harmful and will subside if the treatment is temporarily discontinued. These are all good signs that the medication is working
- Like soap or shampoo the medication can cause stinging or inflammation if it gets into the eyes or on other sensitive body tissues.
- It is most unlikely that you will encounter severe or painful reddening of the skin. If this does happen call upon your physician for further instructions.
- Keep the medication away from infants and small children and do not use for skin conditions other than acne