Benzolac CL And Acuatim?
are bezolac cl and acuatim useful or are there differences?
Benzolac cl is a drug with a gel preparation that contains 5% benzoyl peroxide and 1.2% clindamycin phosphate. This drug is commonly used for the treatment of acne. The mechanism of the onset of acne is due to a combination of the following:
The existence of skin pore blockage by the remaining dead skin Excessive sebum production Increased skin bacterial colonies, for example Propionibacterium acnes The inflammatory process Clindamycin phosphate is an antibiotic that aims to fight the bacteria that cause acne. Benzoyl peroxide has keratolytic properties (to exfoliate / thin the skin) so that the pores are more open and other ingredients can penetrate the skin better. Benzoyl peroxide also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Acuatim is a drug with a cream preparation that contains the active ingredient nadifloxacin. Nadifloxacin is a flurokuinolone class of antibiotics that is effective in treating Propionibacterium acnes infection and has anti-inflammatory properties as well. In a medical study nadifloxacin + benzoyl peroxide has an effectiveness commensurate with clindamycin + benzoyl peroxide in treating mild acne. Mild acne is characterized by papulpustular skin lesions (small reddish nodules, some containing pus but small in size) in small to moderate amounts and no nodular pimples (large lumps) are found. For the efficacy of acuatim and benzolac cl, it is almost the same, but the acuatim preparation does not contain benzoyl peroxide so you may need additional benzoyl peroxide preparations so that the ingredients are similar to benzolac cl.
If the pimples that appear moderate to severe are characterized by a lot of acne nodules, of course it is not enough to just topical treatment like that. It is better to consult further with a dermatologist, because in these conditions other therapies are needed, especially drugs taken and need to be evaluated periodically the results of treatment and side effects of the treatment. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.