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Achilles 0.10 % Gel

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Overview

Introduction of Achilles Gel

Achilles 0.10 % Gel is medication used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It reduces excessive oil production of the skin. It reduces inflammation and cleans the blocked pores. By doing this it prevents the formation of small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads on the skin.

Application of Achilles 0.10 % Gel to the affected area once a day at bedtime is recommended. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of mouth, lips and eyes. It may make your skin more fragile. It is advised, not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment.

Achilles 0.10 % Gel should not be used during pregnancy. It may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Uses of Achilles Gel

Achilles Gel side effects

Common
  • Dry skin
  • Skin redness
  • Skin burn
  • Itching
  • Skin peeling

How to use Achilles 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 Achilles Gel works

Achilles 0.10 % 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.

Achilles Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Achilles 0.10 % Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Achilles 0.10 % Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Achilles 0.10 % Gel helps treat mild to moderate acne.
  • Apply it to the affected area once a day at bedtime.
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight and artificial UV light. Use of sunscreen products (non-comedogenic) and protective clothing over the treated area is recommended.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Do not apply to broken, sunburnt or sensitive areas of skin. Inform your doctor if you notice unusual dryness, redness and peeling of the skin.
  • Avoid getting any cosmetic procedures done without consulting your doctor first.
  • Do not use Achilles 0.10 % Gel if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Achilles

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I have been facing severe acne problem for five years and treatment was taken from Safdarjung hospital. Medicines were fash gel and oxidoben gel.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
For Pimples/Acne apply: - Aclind Gel / Faceclin Gel / D?ACNE Plus gel for application twice daily over affected area.Face wash with Rejuglow Facewash/ Episoft OC Cleanser/ Saslic DS Wash. Tab. Limcee 500mg once daily for one month. Tab. Ascazin twice daily for one month. Combination peels can be performed by a dermatologist in order to improve pimples , marks and scars . Contact : Skin Aid Clinic Gurgaon , 9XXXXXXBlood Test- Serum Insulin Fasting & PP.
Please suggest me salicylic acid 1percent gel for acne control which have less cost
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FAQs

Q. Is Achilles safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, Achilles 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 Achilles.

Q. Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Achilles?

It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Achilles. As, the cosmetic products with an abrasive, drying, or peeling action may cause an increased irritant effect. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Is it normal to have a burning sensation after applying Achilles?

Yes, it is common to experience burning sensation with the use of Achilles. You may also experience redness, drying, and scaling during the first 4 weeks of treatment which usually lessen with continued use of Achilles. Inform your doctor if the side effects bother you or does not improve.

Q. How long does it take to see results from Achilles?

You may start noticing an improvement after two weeks of therapy, but a minimum of eight weeks are required to notice consistent beneficial effects.

Q. How does Achilles help acne?

Achilles 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.

Q. Can I use moisturiser after Achilles?

Moisturizers may be used, if necessary; however, products containing alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids should be avoided.

Q. How should Achilles be applied?

Achilles 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 Achilles. 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 Achilles.

Q. What precautions I need to follow while using Achilles?

You need to be cautious while applying Achilles. 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.

Q. What should I avoid while using Achilles?

Achilles 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 Achilles. 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.

Q. Can I use other acne products with Achilles?

Yes, you may use Achilles with other acne products such as benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, and clindamycin when these products are applied in the morning. Achilles should be applied in the night when it is being used with other acne treatment products.

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