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Overview

Introduction

Adacin Gel is a combination of two medicines that effectively treats acne. It minimizes oil production and helps to reduce inflammation. It also kills acne-causing microorganisms and prevents infection. This helps to prevent pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the skin.

Adacin Gel is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor.  You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. It should not be applied to broken or damaged skin. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get it in these areas. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. Do not stop using it as soon as your acne starts to get better. Ask your doctor when you should stop treatment.

Side effects like minor itching, burning, or redness of the skin and oily skin may be seen in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. 

Inform your doctor if you have any problems with your bowels (intestines), or if you are using any other medicines to treat skin conditions. Consult your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Adacin Gel

Side effects of Adacin Gel

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

How to use Adacin 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 Adacin Gel works

Adacin 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Adacin 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adacin 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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Quick Tips

  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by acne.
  • 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.
  • It makes your skin more sensitive toward sunlight. Apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing while stepping out.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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

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

Q. How long does Adacin take to work?

It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Adacin 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 Adacin be more effective if I overuse it?

No, do not overuse Adacin. 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.

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

You need to be cautious while applying Adacin. 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. Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Adacin?

It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Adacin. 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. What should I avoid while using Adacin?

Adacin 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 Adacin. 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.

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References
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