Adapen Gel is a medication used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It prevents the formation of small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads on the skin. It reduces excessive oil production of the skin and reduces inflammation or cleans the blocked pores.
This is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine.
Adapen Gel used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean.
Common side effects include itching, skin redness, dry skin, skin burn, and skin peeling at the site of application. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. It is advised not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it may lead to birth defects.
How to use Adapen Gel
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Adapalene belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation.
How Adapen Gel works
It is a form of vitamin A which treats acne (pimples). It works by preventing accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil) which unblocks the pores and allows natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin.
Always use Adapen Gel (Adapalene) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never apply more than the prescribed amount to your skin, as this could be harmful.
Patients are always advised to wash both face and hands before applying the gel, and gently dry the face with a delicate and clean towel. The prescribed amount of gel may then be applied to the face. In some cases, the acne may worsen during the initial weeks of treatment. It generally takes 8 to 12 weeks of treatment for the full benefits of treatment with this gel to be noticed.
Patients using (Adapalene) may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Redness, burning, itching or peeling skin
- Dry skin
- Peeling of the skin
- Scaling of the skin
- Skin discoloration
- Pain or swelling of skin
Immediately contact your physician if any reactions are bothersome, or if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as severe swelling, intense pain, burning sensations, or severe rashes.
These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) can make the skin sensitive to sunlight. If you are outdoors, you should cover any exposed skin with clothing and apply sunscreen. This will help to avoid damage to the skin.
Only apply Adapen Gel (Adapalene) to the skin. Never apply it to the inner nose or mouth, and avoid rubbing it onto skin that is damaged or cut in any way.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
1.Is Adapen Gel safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Adapen Gel should not be used during pregnancy. However, if during the treatment you became pregnant, discontinue the medicine immediately and consult your doctor. Do not plan a pregnancy while using It.
2.Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedures while using Adapen Gel?
It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedures while usingIt. As cosmetic products with an abrasive, drying, or peeling action may cause an increased irritant effect. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.
3.Is it normal to have a burning sensation after applying Adapen Gel?
Yes, it is common to experience burning sensation with the use of Adapen Gel. You may also experience redness, drying, and scaling during the first 4 weeks of treatment which usually lessen with continued use of Adapen Gel. Inform your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not improve.
4.How long does it take to see results from Adapen Gel?
You may start noticing an improvement after two weeks of therapy, but a minimum of eight weeks are required to notice consistent beneficial effects.
5.How does Adapen Gel help acne?
Adapen Gel has anti-inflammatory action which reduces soreness and irritation. It is used for the treatment of acne of the face, chest, or back and may also help in reducing blackheads, and whiteheads. It helps in the treatment of abnormal skin processes associated with acne.
6.Can I use moisturiser after Adapen Gel?
Moisturizers may be used, if necessary; however, products containing alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids should be avoided.
7.How should Adapen Gel be applied?
Adapen Gel should be applied at night before going to bed or should be used as directed by your doctor. Clean the affected area with water and make sure it is dry before applying Adapen Gel.
Take a small amount onto your fingertips and spread a thin layer over the entire face and any other affected areas. It is important to clean your hands after applying Adapen Gel.
8.What precautions do I need to follow while using Adapen Gel?
You need to be cautious while applying Adapen Gel. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, angles of the nose, and inside of the mouth.
This medication should not be applied to cuts, abrasions, inflamed or reddened skin, and sunburned skin. Wax epilation should not be performed on treated skin, as it may cause skin erosions.
9.What should I avoid while using Adapen Gel?
Adapen Gel makes skin sensitive, so you should avoid spending time in sunlight. If you have to be in sunlight, you should wear sunscreen and wear a hat and clothes that cover the areas treated with Adapen Gel.
You should avoid weather extremes such as wind and cold, as this may cause irritation to your skin. Some skin products, such as harsh soaps, astringents, cosmetics that have strong skin drying effects, should be avoided. In addition, products containing high levels of alcohol should be avoided, as they may further dry or irritate your skin.
1.Can I use other acne products with Adapen Gel?
Yes, you may use Adapen Gel with other acne products such as benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, and clindamycin when these products are applied in the morning. Adapen Gel should be applied at night when it is being used with other acne treatment products.