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Acfree Gel

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Acfree Gel

15 gm in 1 tube

Medicine Overview of Acfree Gel

Uses of Acfree Gel

Acfree Gel is used in the treatment of acne.

Acfree Gel side effects


Side Effects of Acfree are 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 cream. 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.

In Depth Information on Acfree Gel

Expert advice for Acfree Gel

  • 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
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Acfree Gel related warnings
Special precautions for Acfree Gel
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

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Frequently asked questions about Acfree Gel

Frequently asked questions about Adapalene

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.

Substitutes for Acfree Gel

Adaferin 0.1% Gel
Galderma India Pvt Ltd
₹15.87/gm of Gel
191% costlier
Deriva MS 0.1% Gel
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹15/gm of Gel
175% costlier
Apgel 0.1% Gel
Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
₹14/gm of Gel
157% costlier
Adapen Gel
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹8.13/gm of Gel
49% costlier
Adiff Aqs Gel
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
₹10.27/gm of Gel
88% costlier
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