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Acnedap Gel

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Acnedap Gel belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-leprotic medicines. It is used to treat leprosy and acne. It works by stopping the growth of disease causing organisms in the body. It also helps to reduce redness and swelling associated with acne (commonly known as pimples).

Acnedap Gel is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. To avoid relapse, continue the use of this medicine even if symptoms begin to clear up.

Some common side effects include oily or dry skin and skin exfoliation (skin peeling). It may also cause skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid getting it into your eyes, nose or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Uses of Acnedap Gel

Side effects of Acnedap Gel

  • Oily skin
  • Skin peeling
  • Dryness
  • Application site redness

How to use Acnedap 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 Acnedap Gel works

Acnedap Gel is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), thereby stopping their growth. In addition, its antiinflammatory effects help reduce redness and swelling due to acne.

Safety Advice

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Acnedap 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.
Acnedap Gel is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Acnedap Gel for the treatment of acne.
  • Apply it precisely on the affected area as instructed by your doctor.
  • Take care to avoid getting the gel in the eyes, mouth or nose. If it happens, rinse it out with plenty of warm water.
  • Do not apply it on broken, infected or sunburnt areas of skin.
  • It should not be used in children less than 12 years of age.
  • Do not use more amount or more often than recommended as that will not make it any more effective but may irritate your skin.
  • It may cause dryness and itching of the skin being treated. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Stop using Acnedap Gel and inform your doctor if your lips, nail beds, or the inside of your mouth turns grey or blue.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acnedap with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Macbutin, Ributin
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
Brand(s): Metstol, Tmp, Keno
Brand(s): Septran C

Patient Concerns

Dear sir or madam , I am having acne on my face i badly need to clear it out .Can u suggest some solution
Dr. Arpit Shrimal
Dermadew acne soap Acnedap gel twice daily. Episoft AC cream as moisturizer
Is there any treatment to whiten skin and to treat pimples. I tried almost all home remedy but none can makes my face beautiful. Pimples make skin ugly.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
post pictures of the problemuse acnedap gel - once daily at bedtime for 4wks only over those pimples
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User Feedback


Q. Is Acnedap an immunosuppressant or a steroid?

Acnedap is neither an immunosuppressant nor a steroid. It has anti-inflammatory (reduces, swelling, and itching) and antimicrobial (kills germs) properties. It is thought to act by eliminating microbes as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect on acne.

Q. Can Acnedap be used during pregnancy and lactation?

It is not known if Acnedap can harm your unborn baby. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid it during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns. Acnedap can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. Your doctor will decide whether it is safe to continue or not.

Q. How should Acnedap gel be applied?

Wash and pat dry the area where you want to apply Acnedap gel. Apply a pea-sized amount of gel in a thin layer to the areas of your skin that have acne. Rub it gently and completely. It may feel gritty and you may see particles in the gel. Remember to wash your hands after applying the gel.

Q. Can Acnedap cause depression?

Yes, Acnedap causes depression in rare cases. Also, suicidal attempts have been reported with the use of Acnedap. Therefore, any change in behavior during Acnedap treatment should immediately be reported to the doctor.

Q. How long should Acnedap be used?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment required. However, it is generally recommended that Acnedap be used for 12 weeks (3 months).

Q. Can Acnedap cause anemia?

Patients with deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) have a greater risk of developing low hemoglobin level while using this medicine. But using the gel on the skin does not put enough Acnedap in the blood to cause clinical symptoms of hemolytic anemia (breakdown of red blood cells).

Q. What medicines should be avoided while using Acnedap?

Tell your doctor if you are taking dapsone tablets, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole tablets or any antimalarial medications. If you take these medicines while using Acnedap, you may be more susceptible to certain side effects. Tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines which need to be applied on the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide. Using both these medicines together may make your skin or facial hair to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.

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