Biacna Topical Gel
What is Biacna Topical Gel used for
This drug is a topical medicine indicated for treating patients 12 years old and older with severe acne. It reduces the severity of acne and helps pimples to heal faster. It is a highly effective gel that combines clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin, known as lincosamide antibiotics and retinoids.
How does Biacna topical gel work?
With acne, oil is secreted excessively from the face due to overactive sebaceous glands. Since bacteria are typically present in the face, too much oil production can cause blockage, trapping microorganisms. Trapped bacteria can produce fatty acids, resulting in irritation. It can also overly stretch the follicles, rupturing and becoming a source of infection characterized by redness, inflammation, and pimples.
When this topical medication is administered correctly and absorbed into the bloodstream, it helps prevent bacterial growth that can kill bacteria that cause acne. Another effect of this drug is it stimulates the shedding of the outer layer of the skin. This action decreases oil buildup, which helps reduce the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and other acne lesions.
Overall, this medication is best for unclogging pores, reducing excess oils, and decreasing the formation of blackheads which helps clear up pimples.
Biacna Topical Gel Dosage
The dosage and frequency of this anti-acne medicine differ from one person to another. It will depend on the severity of the patient’s skin condition and response to the medication. This medication is in gel formulation with a strength of 1.2/0.025%.
The recommended dosage for acne treatment is to apply this gel once daily, preferably in the evening or as prescribed by your doctor. Dosage should not be increased unless otherwise instructed by your doctor since it cannot heal your symptoms faster, instead making you more prone to unwanted side effects.
Directions on how to use Biacna Topical Gel
Before using this anti-acne gel, read all medication instructions provided in the patient information leaflet. Use this topical drug precisely as instructed and consult your healthcare provider, especially if you are unsure about medication administration.
The following are the steps on how to use this topical gel:
- Wash your hands when applying Biacna Gel before and after use.
- Cleanse your face with a mild soap/cleanser and pat dry.
- Apply a thin film of this topical gel.
- Spread the topical medication and rub it gently into the face.
Note that this topical medication should only be used externally. Avoid applying it to the eyes, nose, or mouth.
Biacna Gel Side Effects
The following are the most common side effects of this topical medication when your body gets used to it over time:
Medication reaction in the treated area:
Other side effects
- Sinus infections
- Change in skin color
Notify your doctor immediately if any of the Biacna Gel side effects worsen over time or if you develop any of the following adverse reactions:
- Worsening of treated skin:
- Unbearable stomach cramps
- Severe watery diarrhea
- Allergic reaction
- Swelling (face and lips)
- Throat tightness
- Difficulty breathing
Note that this is not a thorough list of the health implications of this topical gel. You may talk to your doctor for other information regarding unwanted side effects not listed in this description.
Precautions when using Biacna Gel
Before using this gel, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have a history of colitis due to antibiotic use or Crohn’s disease. Also, tell them if you have eczema or diarrhea caused by C.difficle, as this will help them know if this topical medication is safe for you.
Do not use this medicine if you have a known allergy to clindamycin, tretinoin, or other ingredients. When you notice any allergic symptoms, call your healthcare provider right away.
Use caution when using this drug with products containing sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid, to prevent drug interactions.
Limit sun exposure while using this medication because it may make you more sensitive to sunlight. It is recommended to wear protective clothing and sunscreen (SPF 30 or above).
Do not use this gel in open wounds, as this can increase the absorption of the medication in the skin, leading to unwanted effects.
Pregnant women should avoid using this topical gel. Make sure to use effective birth control methods when using this medication.
Keep this topical acne medication out of the reach of young children and store it accordingly.
Biacna Gel cost
Since the cost of medications in Canada is regulated by its government, Biacna gel is typically more affordable than in other countries. The price of this potent topical gel varies depending on how much you purchase.
At Maple Leaf Meds, we make sure to provide clients with excellent and trustworthy products at a reasonable cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do if you fail to administer your scheduled dose of Biacna topical gel?
If you fail to administer your scheduled dose of this medication, apply it as soon as you remember it on the same day. However, if it is already due for your next dose, do not apply the missed dose and wait for your scheduled dose.
Is it safe to use wax while using Biacna topical gel?
No. Ensure to avoid electrolysis, waxing, and chemical depilatories for hair removal on the treated areas while using this product, as this can cause unwanted adverse effects.
Can Biacna Topical Gel cause skin irritation?
The effects of this medication are different for every individual. Some may experience temporary skin irritation, especially in the early weeks of treatment. However, if it worsens and the skin becomes extremely red, swollen, and crusted, call your doctor immediately.
Is Biacna Gel safe for your children?
This medication is indicated for treating severe acne in patients aged 12 and above.
Biacna Topical Gel
Biacna Topical Gel
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Biacna Topical Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate/Tretinoin). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Biacna Topical Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate/Tretinoin).