Akne-Mycin (Topical)

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How long do i keep Benzaclin on?

My doctor told me to apply a cream called benzaclin in the morning and akne mycin at night. How long do i keep it on for? I also wanted to know if I can apply the cream on my nose. I have a lot of blackheads and pimples on my nose.
by joe oh in queens, ny, 07/16/2006

Akne-Mycin (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Akne-Mycin (Topical)

Akne-Mycin (Topical) Medication Classification

ERYTHROMYCIN (On the skin)

Akne-Mycin (Topical) Brandname

Staticin, Theramycin Z, T-Stat, A/T/S, Eryderm, Emgel, Erygel, Erycette, Akne-Mycin

Akne-Mycin (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Erythromycin (er-ith-roe-MYE-sin) Used on the skin to treat acne. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use Akne-Mycin (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to erythromycin.

How Should You Use Akne-Mycin (Topical)

Ointment, Pad, Lotion, Gel/Jelly, Liquid, Swab

  • Your doctor will tell you how often to use the medicine.
  • Use this medicine on the skin only. Never swallow it.
  • Wash and dry the affected area before using the medicine.
  • The medicine should be spread lightly over the affected area (on and around the acne). Do not rub it into your skin.
  • Keep medicine away from the eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Wash your hands well after using this medicine.
  • The pledgets (swabs) or pads should be used just once and then thrown away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Apply the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use twice as much medicine if you miss a dose.

Proper Akne-Mycin (Topical) Storage

Store Akne-Mycin (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Akne-Mycin (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Akne-Mycin (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Check with your doctor before using any other acne medicine on your skin.

Akne-Mycin (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Akne-Mycin (Topical) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Skin rash, redness, swelling or itching
  • Dry or peeling skin
  • Tenderness, stinging or burning
  • Eye irritation

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