Persol Information

What is Persol?

Persol is a mild antiseptic used on the skin to prevent infection of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It may also be used as a mouth rinse to help remove mucus or to relieve minor mouth irritation (e.g., due to canker/ cold sores, gingivitis). This product works by releasing oxygen when it is applied to the affected area. The release of oxygen causes foaming, which helps to remove dead skin and clean the area. This product should not be used to treat deep wounds, animal bites, or serious burns.

Persol Skin Gel contains Anhydrous Benzyl Peroxide as an active ingredient.

Persol Skin Gel works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria.

Persol Skin Gel Uses

Persol Skin Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Acne

How to Use

Try to apply the Persol medication at the same times each day. Make sure to clean and dry the infected area before using the topical gel. Also, do not use any type of cover to the area that has received medication.

Persol Skin Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Persol Skin Gel improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria.


Persol Skin Gel Composition and Active Ingredients

Persol Skin Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Anhydrous Benzyl Peroxide (2.5% W/W)

Side effects

The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Persol Skin Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.

Some of the common side effects related to Persol include:

  • Mild burning or stinging sensation
  • Redness
  • Flaking
  • Skin dryness
  • Tingly or itching feeling

Persol Skin Gel Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Breastfeeding
  • Planning to become pregnant
  • Pregnancy


Persol Skin Gel Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Persol Skin Gel may change. This may increase your risk for side effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Persol Skin Gel may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Dapsone

Persol Skin Gel – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Persol Skin Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Persol Skin Gel should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Allergic

Other important Information on Persol Skin Gel

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Persol Skin Gel

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Persol Skin Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Persol Skin Gel

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Persol Skin Gel.

Expired Persol Skin Gel

Taking a single dose of expired Persol Skin Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.


Persol Skin Gel – Packages and Strengths

Persol Skin Gel is available in the following packages and strengths

  • Persol Skin Gel Packages: 20 gm
  • Persol Skin Gel Strengths: 20GM


Persol Skin Gel – Frequently asked Questions

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
  • If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Persol Skin Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Persol Skin Gel. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.


  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
  • Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.


  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
  • Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.



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