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Logo PANOXYL 5 ACNE GEL
PANOXYL 10 ACNE GEL

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not-scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

PANOXYL 5 ACNE GEL
PANOXYL 10 ACNE GEL

COMPOSITION:
PANOXYL 5 ACNE GEL
Contains per 100 g: 5 g
Benzoyl Peroxide
PANOXYL 10 ACNE GEL
Contains per 100 g: 10 g Benzoyl Peroxide

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
13.12 Acne Preparations

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
The topical use of PANOXYL 5, PANOXYL 10 Acne Gel provides therapeutic control of acne through drying and desquamative action, as well as providing antiseptic activity.

INDICATIONS:
As an aid in the treatment of acne.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Patients with a known sensitivity to Benzoyl Peroxide should not employ this medication.

WARNINGS:

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply the product carefully to the affected areas once daily and allow to remain for 2 hours. Remove with water, and continue this treatment for 2 to 4 days. If no discomfort is felt, apply once daily for 4 hours for the next 4 days. If there is still no discomfort, apply at bedtime and leave the product on all night. For severe conditions the product may be used in the morning, again after 5 to 6 hours and again at night.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
For external use only. Keep away from mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes to avoid irritation. The product should only be applied to other sensitive areas, such as the skin of the neck, with caution. In normal use a mild burning sensation will probably be felt on the first application, and a moderate reddening and peeling of the skin will occur within a few days.
During the first few weeks of treatment a sudden increase in peeling will occur in most patients, but this is not harmful and will subside within a day or two if the treatment is temporarily discontinued. If discomfort such as burning, redness or excess peeling occur, discontinue treatment temporarily or consult a doctor.
May bleach dyed clothing and fabrics.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
No symptoms of overdose are known.

IDENTIFICATION:
Milky white gel.

PRESENTATION:
Metal tubes containing 40 g

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Keep in a cool place below 25°C
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
PANOXYL 5 ACNE GEL: G/13.12/91
PANOXYL 10 ACNE GEL: G/13.12/92

APPLICANT:
STIEFEL LABORATORIES (SA) (PTY) LTD
1 Rembrandt Plaza, cnr. Lister/Heine Roads,
h/v Lister/Heineweg, Rembrandt Park 2090

DATE OF PUBLICATION:
7/89

EF 40-1

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