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Adaclene 0.1 % Gel

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Adaclene Gel

Adaclene Gel side effects

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

How to use Adaclene 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 Adaclene Gel works

Adaclene 0.1 % 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.

Adaclene Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Adaclene 0.1 % 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
Adaclene 0.1 % 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

  • Adaclene 0.1 % 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 Adaclene 0.1 % Gel if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Adaclene

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For vitiligo and pimples, black spots
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
For Vitiligo- Treatment depends upon Severity of disease. Best Treatment is NBUVB @ a skin Clinic. NBUVB three times a week. Apply Tacvido Forte Cream ( Tacrolimus Cream 0.1% ) for application once daily for 1 month. Momate / Etaze cream once daily for 2 weeks. Tab. Patchex once daily for 2 months. Contact - SkinAid Clinic Gurgaon , 9XXXXXXFor Pimples- Aclind Gel / Faceclin Gel / D?ACNE Plus Gel For application twice daily over affected area.Best is do Combination Chemical Peels @ skin clinic to clear skin & spots. SkinAid Clinic Gurgaon
Hi are elocon 0.1% cream (10gms) & elocon 0.1% lotion , one and same ? What is it used for?Does it help in treating acne and dark spots thnx
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
No it doesn't help in acne Go to a dermatologist for a face to face check up . dnt self medicate
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FAQs

Q. Is Adaclene safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, Adaclene 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 Adaclene.

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

It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Adaclene. 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 Adaclene?

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

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

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 Adaclene help acne?

Adaclene 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 Adaclene?

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

Q. How should Adaclene be applied?

Adaclene 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 Adaclene. 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 Adaclene.

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

You need to be cautious while applying Adaclene. 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 Adaclene?

Adaclene 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 Adaclene. 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 Adaclene?

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

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