Acfree Gel


Uses of Acfree Gel

Acfree Gel is used in the treatment of acne.

Acfree Gel side effects

  • Dry skin
  • Scaling of skin
  • Skin redness
  • Skin burn
  • Itching

How to use Acfree 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.

How Acfree Gel works

Acfree Gel 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.

Acfree Gel related warnings

No interaction found/established
Acfree Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Acfree Gel is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Acfree Gel
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Expert Advice

  • Do not start or continue adapalene and consult your doctor if you are allergic to adapalene, or to 
  • Do not start or continue adapalene and consult your doctorif you have cuts or scrapes or on sunburnt skin 
  • Do not start or continue adapalene and consult your doctorif you have a skin condition called eczema
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth or angles of the nose, and avoid other very sensitive areas of your body. If accidental contact does occur, immediately wash with warm water.
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight and artificial UV light. Use of sunscreen products and protective clothing over the treated area is recommended.
  • If you experience sensitivity or irritation when applying this medicine, stop using it and tell your doctor. You may be asked to use the cream less often, or to stop using it for a short time.
  • Talk with your doctor before taking azathioprine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acfree

Hello sir/mam I have problem of pimples How I reduce this pimple problem???
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Oatmeal is beneficial in reducing acne because it cleanses your skin pores and absorbs excess oil. Plus, it exfoliates your skin. Mix one teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon in a cup of cooked oatmeal. Rub this mixture over your skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Do this once or twice a week. You can get pure aloe vera gel by cutting a leaf off an aloe vera plant and squeezing the gel from the middle. Apply the aloe vera gel to the affected area twice daily.
From about 4 months, I am getting lot of pimples on my face. They become funsi (hindi word) and gives pain continually. When it finishes, it leaves acne marks on my face. And more pimples comes after. So there are lots of acne on my face. So please give the solution so that pimples will not come on my face and acne marks will be removed. I have some creams and face wash but not helpful.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Aclind Gel / Faceclin Gel / ACNETHRO-C Gel For application twice daily over pimples only.For Marks (spots)- DUCRAY Photoscreen Depigment Cream / Demelan cream for application once weekly at night ( very little on marks only)Face wash with Rejuglow Facewash/ AHA Glow Facewash.Tab. Limcee 500mg once daily for one month, Tab. Ascazin twice daily for one month.Decrease Sweets. Stop Oil Application over Scalp.
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User Feedback


Q. Is Acfree / Differin/Adaferin a steroid or statin?

No. Acfree belongs to class of medications called retinoid-like compounds

Q. Is Acfree safe?

Acfree is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Acfree good for wrinkles?

In some clinical studies, anti-wrinkle effect of adapalne has been observed. However, consult your doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Acfree the same as Retin-A?

No. Acfree is a medication that works in the same way as Retin-A, but it is more effective than Retin-A

Q. Does Acfree reduces acne scars?


Q. Does Acfree skin exfoliation?

Yes, it may sometime cause skin exfoliation.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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15 gm in 1 tube