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Uses of Capgel Gel

Capgel is used in the treatment of acne.

Capgel Gel side effects

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

How to use Capgel 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 Capgel Gel works

Capgel 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.

Capgel Gel related warnings

No interaction found/established
Capgel 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.
Capgel 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 Capgel

how to control acne right on the nose.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Use Clindamycin gel in day time and deriva ms gel once weekly at night
In mouth in some pimple and skin has been black
Dr. Charu Bansal
Skin Specialist
Hello. Welcome to 1mg. I have read your query. I understand your concern. For pimples, I prefer to advise Clindamycin gel in the morning and Benzoyl peroxide alternatively with topical retinoids in night time. Oral antibiotics are also given like Doxycycline / minocycline / azithromycin for severe acne. I hope it helps. Take care
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Q. Can I use Capgel as a spot treatment (for single pimple)?

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

Q. How long does Capgel take to work?

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

No, do not overuse Capgel. 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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