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Composition for ALENE

Adapalene Topical(0.1 %)

food interaction for ALENE

alcohol interaction for ALENE

pregnancy interaction for ALENE

lactation interaction for ALENE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Alene 0.1 % 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Alene 0.1 % gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ALENE

Adapalene Topical(0.1 %)

Uses

Alene 0.1 % gel is used in the treatment of acne (pimples).

How it works

Adapalene belongs to the class of medications called as retinoid-like compounds. It exhibits an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces soreness and irritation. It works by stopping pimple formation under the surface of the skin and helps the skin to renew.

Common side effects

Application site itching, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Scaling of skin, Skin redness

SUBSTITUTES for ALENE

5 Substitutes
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  • ADACLENE 0.1% GEL
    (15 GM gel in tube)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 7.77/GM of gel
    generic_icon
    Rs. 116.50
    pay 56% more per GM of gel
  • DERIVA 0.1% GEL
    (15 GM gel in tube)
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 14.79/GM of gel
    generic_icon
    Rs. 221.92
    pay 196% more per GM of gel
  • ALAN GEL 0.1% GEL
    (15 GM gel in tube)
    Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.40/GM of gel
    generic_icon
    Rs. 80.93
    pay 8% more per GM of gel
  • MEDAPINE 0.1% GEL
    (15 GM gel in tube)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 6.20/GM of gel
    generic_icon
    Rs. 93
    pay 24% more per GM of gel
  • ADENE 0.1% GEL
    (15 GM gel in tube)
    Gary Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5/GM of gel
    generic_icon
    Rs. 75
    same price

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Expert advice for ALENE

  • Avoid contact of cream/ gel with the eyes, lips, mouth or angles of the nose, and other sensitive areas of the body. 
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear protective clothing while using adapalene topical. Use of sunscreen products and protective clothing over the treated area.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to adapalene or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for ALENE

Adapalene Topical

Q.Is adapalene/Differin/Adaferin a steroid or statin?
No, adapalene, Differin (brand name for adapalene, Adaferin (brand name for adapalene) belong to class of medications called retinoid-like compounds

Q.Is adapalene topical good for wrinkles?
In some clinical studies, anti-wrinkle effect of adapalene has been observed. However, consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.Is adapalene the same as Retin-A?
No, Adapalene is a medication that works in the same way as Retin-A, but it is more effective than Retin-A

Q.Does adapalene topical reduces acne scars?
Yes, adapalene topical reduces acne scars

Q.Does adapalene topical cause skin exfoliation?
Yes, it may sometime cause skin exfoliation.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)