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Achilles 0.10 % Gel

Prescription Required

Overview

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
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Achilles 0.10 % Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Achilles 0.10 % Gel is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a 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
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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FAQs

Q. My skin is getting dry because of applying Achilles. How do I manage it?

Achilles can cause skin dryness at the site of application. To minimize this dryness, you can apply moisturizer to your skin in the day time. However, make sure that you are using a non-comedogenic moisturizer, which is less likely to clog your pores and increases the severity of your acne.

Q. Can I undergo cosmetic procedures while taking Achilles?

Your doctor will decide whether you can continue taking or stop taking Achilles before cosmetic procedures. Please ensure that your doctor knows about all the medicines you are taking before any cosmetic procedure.

Q. Is it safe to use Achilles?

Yes, Achilles is safe to use when used according to your doctor's advice. However, like all medicines, even this medicine has some side effects, but it is not necessary that anyone who is taking these medicines might get all of the side effects. Please talk to your doctor if you get any unpleasant effects while taking this medicine.

Q. What is the best time to apply Achilles?

It is best to apply Achilles before bed-time because Achilles increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight and can cause skin irritation when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, applying this medicine in the day time requires the user to take several precautions to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Hence, it is best to apply this medicine before bed-time.

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Sandoz House, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli Mumbai -400 018, India
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