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Acnecide 5% gel 30g
Acnecide 5% gel 30g

Acnecide 5% gel 30g

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Product Summary

Acnecide contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide, which attacks the bacteria (germs) known as Propionibacterium acnes, one of the main causes of acne.

Your doctor or pharmacist can recommend this medicine to treat your acne.

Acne appears as blackheads and whiteheads, often referred to as pimples or spots.

Acne of the face, chest, or back may be treated with this medicine.

What you need to know before you use Acnecide

Do not use Acnecide if you are:

  • Allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6 of information leaflet). An allergic reaction may include a rash or itching.


Suitable for adults and children

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.

After washing with a mild cleanser and water, apply Acnecide once or twice a day to the entire affected areas, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, angles of the nose, and other sensitive areas or damaged skin.

May bleach hair and dyed fabrics.


  • Active Ingredients: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide, equivalent to Benzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w
  • Also contains: Docusate Sodium, Disodium Edetate, Poloxamer 182, Carbomer 940, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerol, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Purified Water and Sodium Hydroxide to adjust the pH.

Warnings and restrictions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Acnecide.

  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, angles of the nose and other mucous surfaces such as the nose lining. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Acnecide should not be applied to damaged skin.
  • This product may bleach hair and coloured fabrics, including clothing, towels, and bed linen. Take care to avoid contact of the gel with these materials.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after using Acnecide.
  • Caution should be exercised when applying Acnecide to the neck and other sensitive areas.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or UV lamps.


This is a medicine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.

Seek advice before using if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or suffer from allergies.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Acnecide contains propylene glycol. Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, do not use this product unless your doctor has told you that you can.
  • Avoid using this product if you are breastfeeding, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
  • If your doctor has recommended the use of this product while you are breastfeeding, do not apply the gel to your chest. This is to avoid your child being exposed to the product.

Other medicines and Acnecide

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

  • You should not use medicines with peeling, irritant, or drying effects at the same time as Acnecide.
  • Do not use Acnecide with any other acne products that are applied to the skin, unless your doctor or pharmacist has told you that you can, as this may cause your skin to become red and very sore.


  • Do not store above 25°C.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
  • For external use only.


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