ZEBOR GEL contains Azelaic acid which belongs to the group of medicines called Dicarboxylic acids. It is used to treat common acne (acne vulgaris). It is also used for the treatment of mild to moderate papulopustular rosacea.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Rosacea is a skin condition that causes blushing or redness, pus-filled bumps and small visible blood vessels in the face.
ZEBOR GEL should be applied with caution in patients with lung problems such as asthma. Consult your doctor before applying it.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before applying this medicine. Your doctor will decide whether you can use this medicine.
ZEBOR GEL is generally not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age for the treatment of acne and also not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age for the treatment of rosacea. Consult your doctor before applying it.
The most common side effects of applying ZEBOR GEL are burning, itching or redness of the skin (erythema) at the application site, scaling, pain, dryness, skin discolouration or irritation at the application site. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
USES OF ZEBOR GEL
- Common acne (acne vulgaris)
- Mild to moderate papulopustular rosacea
ZEBOR GEL attacks the bacteria called propionibacterium acnes, which plays an essential part in causing acne. It also reduces growth of the harder outermost skin cells (keratin surface cells) that block the pores of the skin to cause blackheads and whiteheads.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply ZEBOR GEL as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using ZEBOR GEL. Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area and rub it gently into the skin.
Avoid applying this medicine around your eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes or open wounds. If it does, wash the eyes, mouth or other mucous membranes immediately with large amounts of cool water.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ZEBOR GEL
- Burning, itching or redness of the skin (erythema) at the application site
- Scaling, pain, dryness, skin discolouration or irritation at the application site
- Greasy skin
- Acne or loss of skin colour
- Discomfort or swelling at the application site
- Cracking of the lips, small blisters
- Eczema, ulceration
- Warmth at the site of application
- Allergic reaction such as urticaria or hives, rash at the site of application
- Worsening of asthma
Stop applying ZEBOR GEL and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Allergic reaction such as rash, angioedema (swelling under the skin), swelling of face, eyes and dyspnoea (shortness of breath)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Avoid hot bath because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going outside. Use unscented moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the affected area. Contact your doctor if the rashes worsen.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby before applying this medicine. Your doctor will decide whether you can use ZEBOR GEL.
ZEBOR GEL should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before applying it. Infants must not come into contact with treated skin or breasts.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
ZEBOR GEL has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
Do not apply ZEBOR GEL if you are allergic to Azelaic acid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Use in pediatrics:
ZEBOR GEL is generally not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age for the treatment of acne. It is also not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age for the treatment of rosacea due to a lack of data on safety and efficacy. Consult your doctor before applying it.
Use in geriatrics:
There is limited information available on the use of ZEBOR GEL in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before applying it.
A. Drug – Drug interactions:
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, vitamin supplement or herbal products.
If you or anyone else accidentally used too much of ZEBOR GEL or if you or a child accidentally swallow the medicine, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Pharmacological Category||:||Dicarboxylic acids|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Common acne, Papulopustular rosacea|
|Dosage Forms||:||Cream, Gel, Gel (Topical)|
- Keep ZEBOR GEL out of the sight and reach of children
- Store ZEBOR GEL below 30°C
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