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Apgel

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
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Introduction

Apgel is a medication used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It prevents the formation of small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads on the skin. It reduces excessive oil production of the skin and reduces inflammation or cleans the blocked pores.

Apgel is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

Common side effects include itching, skin redness, dry skin, skin burn, and skin peeling at the site of application. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. It is advised not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it may lead to birth defects.

Uses of Apgel Gel

Benefits of Apgel Gel

In Acne

Apgel helps treat acne (commonly called pimples) by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin that causes acne. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne free.

Side effects of Apgel Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Apgel

  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Dry skin
  • Skin peeling
  • Skin burn
  • Itching

How to use Apgel 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 Apgel Gel works

Apgel 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apgel 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
Apgel 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

  • Apgel 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 Apgel if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Retinoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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I ve black spots on my face from last 3 yrs Consulted local skin specialists prescribed cleargel n apgel for one month
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Okk send me a picture
Please suggest better treatment for acne and piles
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
For acne-use Nadoxin gel at night over acne For piles-pls visit near general surgeon
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FAQs

Q. Is Apgel safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, Apgel 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 Apgel.

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

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

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

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

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 Apgel help acne?

Apgel 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 Apgel?

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

Q. How should Apgel be applied?

Apgel 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 Apgel. 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 Apgel.

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

You need to be cautious while applying Apgel. 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 Apgel?

Apgel 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 Apgel. 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 Apgel?

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

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References

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