Apgel Cream 10 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 effects ?The common side effects of adapalene include skin redness, scale formation, burning or tingling sensation or itching at the site of application.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• If there was an allergic reaction to adapalene in the past, then avoid using Apgel.
• Wear protective clothing to avoid excessive exposure to the sun after applying Apgel.
• Pregnant and nursing women should use Apgel under the supervision of a doctor as there is a risk of harm to the baby.
• If any other health issues are present, then inform the doctor before the use of Apgel.
• Do not apply the Apgel on open wounds or irritated skin.
• Avoid contact of Apgel with nose, eyes, or mouth.
• For information such as Apgel uses and side effects, check the package leaflet.
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.