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Benzaclin 5%/1% from $1.58 USD/gramBenzaclin 5%/1%
Marketed as Benzaclin Gel Pump Kit in Canada
Manufactured by: Sanofi Aventis Canada Inc
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General Information on Benzaclin
Benzaclin is a combination drug used to cure acne. It is a combination of Benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin. While the former is an antibacterial drug, the latter is an antibiotic.
The two major ingredients of the drug combine to eliminate bacteria permanently from the affected skin. First, benzoyl peroxide eliminates bacteria through its antibacterial properties. Then, Clindamycin prevents the future growth of the bacteria. The drug is available in the form of a gel. The two forms of the drug are Benzaclin 5% and Benzaclin 10% based on the percentage of gel and water in the tube.
The ingredients of Benzaclin are docusate sodium, glycerin, pure water, propylene glycol and silicon dioxide.
Side effects of Benzaclin
Before you buy Benzaclin, you should be aware of the possible allergies that the drug might cause. If you get allergic to any ingredients of the drug, it might lead to hives, rashes and irritation on the skin.
Though the drug is applied on the skin, it might be absorbed and will cause some serious problems. So, do not use Benzaclin if you have Inflammations in your lungs or liver. Some people might develop diseases like Diarrhea when treated with antibiotics. If you have experienced that in the past, do not take Benzaclin.
Almost all medications cause side effects. These are unwanted conditions that develop on their own when a new medication is administered. Side effects might be categorized into three types – mild, temporary and severe. The temporary side effects of Benzaclin are as follows:
- redness or stingy feeling in the skin
- Mild rash and dryness of skin
- No improvement in acne
Most of these temporary side effects will go away by themselves. Therefore, you need not worry about them. However, you must inform your doctor if you begin to suffer from serious side effects such as blistering, severe itch, swelling, burning or crusting in your skin.
Dosage of Benzaclin
Normally, Benzaclin 10% is applied on the affected area twice per day. But, this might vary depending on your condition. It is best if you follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor after your condition has been evaluated appropriately. Before applying the gel on the acne affected skin, you must wash your face with a non-medical soap and dry it off using cotton. You can buy Benzaclin from your nearby pharmacist or through online drug stores.
If you have a fair skin, you should apply Benzaclin only once per day and the perfect time to do that would be before sleeping.
Other external conditions such as temperature and moisture can affect the dosage of the drug. So, always follow what your doctor prescribes. If you miss a dose, apply the gel as soon as you find time.
If you are taking in topical medications, they might interact with Benzaclin. The topical medications naturally cause dryness and irritation in the skin. So, avoid using them with Benzaclin.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.