Acnewar 5 % Gel is an antibacterial drug used along with other drugs in the treatment of leprosy, a long-term infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae> or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. This infection is characterized by the loss of parts of extremities due to repeated injuries or unnoticed wounds. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with severe anemia or glucose-6-phosphate deficiency or methemoglobinemia due to the increased risk of hemolytic anemia.
Uses of Acnewar 5 % Gel
What is it prescribed for?
LeprosyAcnewar 5 % Gel is used to treat leprosy, a long-term infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae> or Mycobacterium lepromatosis, characterized by the loss of parts of extremities due to repeated injuries or unnoticed wounds. This medicine is used in combination with rifampicin and clofazimine to treat leprosy.
Dermatitis herpetiformisDermatitis herpetiformis is a chronic blistering skin condition characterized by blisters filled with a watery fluid and intense itching. Acnewar 5 % Gel is the primary treatment along with a gluten-free diet. With this treatment, the itching is reduced within 2-3 days.
Acne vulgarisAcnewar 5 % Gel is used topically to treat acne vulgaris, a condition characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, and possible scarring.
Major & minor side effects for Acnewar 5 % Gel
- Peripheral neuropathySEVERERARE
- Suicidal thinking and behaviourSEVERERARE
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rash
- Yellowing of skin and eyesSEVERERARE
- Photosensitivity of skinSEVERE
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced on a regular basis.
Observed in a small fraction of population.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Commonly asked questions for Acnewar 5 % Gel
Onset of action
The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
Duration of effect
There is no well-established clinical data available regarding the duration of action of this medicine.
Safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Usage in pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Usage while breast-feeding?
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary. Your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding or to stop the medicine based on your clinical condition.
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