Adaclene 0.10 % Gel 15 Gm
Adapalene is used for the treatment of vitiligo (loss of skin color in the form of patches) and acne (pimples).
How does the drug work?
Adapalene belongs to the group of medicines called retinoids. It reduces inflammation and soreness of skin. It prevents the formation of pimples by inhibiting the cell division of the underlying skin.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of adapalene include skin redness, scale formation, burning or tingling sensation or itching at the site of application.
• Adaclene medicine should be used by people who have crossed 12 years of age.
• If there was an allergic reaction to adapalene in the past, then avoid using Adaclene gel for acne.
• Pregnant and nursing women should use Adaclene gel under the supervision of a doctor as there is a risk of harm to the baby.
• If any other health issues are present, then tell the doctor before the use of Adaclene.
• Do not apply the gel Adaclene on open wounds or irritated skin.
• Avoid contact of Adaclene 1% gel with nose, eyes, or mouth.
1. How to apply adapalene gel? Apply the adapalene gel in the form of a thin layer on the affected skin, once daily in the evening.
2. What precautions should I take while using adapalene gel? You must wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen of a minimum SPF 30 before going out.
3. What happens if I apply more gel than required? Overdose of adapalene gel produces symptoms such as scaling, redness and itching of the skin. Seek immediate medical help.
4. What skin products should I avoid while using adapalene gel? Avoid those skin products which may irritate the skin such as shampoos, soaps, etc. Also, avoid the skin cleansers and acne medications which contain salicylic acid and resorcinol.
5. Is it safe to use adapalene gel for my 10-year-old child? The safety of adapalene gel for children aged below 11 years is not known. Ask a doctor for help.