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Uses of Acnovate Gel

Acnovate Gel is used in the treatment of acne.

Acnovate Gel side effects

  • Skin peeling
  • Skin redness
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation at the site of application

How to use Acnovate 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 Acnovate Gel works

Acnovate Gel is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene and Clindamycin, which treats pimples (acne). Adapalene is a form of vitamin A which prevents accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil), unblocks the pores and allows natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria.

Acnovate Gel related warnings

No interaction found/established
Acnovate 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.
Acnovate 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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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acnovate

I have problems of acne should I go for chemical peeling I m doing the treatment since six months n right now using acnovate gel, acnesol gel,lacne 20 cap.,with prescription of doc.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
peels will help your pimples and marksskinaid clinic gurgaon 9XXXXXX
I am suffering from dry acne and black heads
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Use acnovate gel - once daily in the evening for 4hrs maximum. . Continue for 6wks minimum. . Apply in small amount only over the pimples. . Dnt rub. . Wash off if there is irritation. . Take proper sunprotection during the day. . . .
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User Feedback


Q. Can I use Acnovate as a spot treatment (for single pimple)?

It is not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Acnovate should be applied to the entire face. Using it everyday can treat your acne.

Q. How long does Acnovate take to work?

It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Acnovate may take some time to deliver significant results. Use the medicine as directed and let your doctor know if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.

Q. Will Acnovate be more effective if I overuse it?

No, do not overuse Acnovate. It can cause over-absorption of the medicine into the body and cause severe diarrhea. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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