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Zitvin Duo Gel

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zitvin Duo Gel is a prescription medicine having combination of medicines that are used to treat acne. It removes the dead layer of the skin which is present on the top. It stops the growth of bacteria.

Zitvin Duo Gel should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Apply only on the affected areas of the skin. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. The most common side effects include skin irritation, itchiness and burning, and sensation at the application site.

If this side effect persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your eyes, ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you notice darkening or discoloration, or severe burning sensation at the treated skin.

Inform your doctor if you have known allergies from this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding suffering from any other condition, please inform your doctor.

Uses of Zitvin Gel

Side effects of Zitvin 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 Zitvin

  • Skin peeling
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation at the site of application
  • Erythema (skin redness)

How to use Zitvin 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 Zitvin Gel works

Zitvin Duo Gel is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide, which treats acne (pimples). Adapalene is a form of vitamin A and Benzoyl Peroxide is a keratolytic medicine. Together, they prevent accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil), unblock the pores and allow natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. Benzoyl Peroxide additionally penetrates into the skin and kills acne-causing bacteria.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zitvin Duo 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
Zitvin Duo 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Zitvin Duo Gel
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Quick Tips

  • Apply it to the affected area once a day at bedtime.
  • It makes your skin more sensitive toward sunlight. Apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing while stepping out.
  • 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.
  • Be careful when applying Zitvin Duo Gel to large areas since it can bleach hair, clothing, and furnishings upon contact.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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Which gel or cream contains clindamycin and adapalene for acne pls tell the gel or cream which contains these so that i can start my treatment i expect a reply
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
For Acne- Faceclin Gel For application twice daily over affected area.
Please,Tell me any cream or gel which can be used both as moisturizer and anti-acne
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Can use moisturiser meant for acne skin : Bioderma sebium hydra
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zitvin Duo Gel?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I use Zitvin Duo Gel as a spot treatment (single pimple)?

It is not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Zitvin Duo Gel should be applied to the entire face. Using it once daily can help treat your acne.

Q. How long does Zitvin Duo Gel take to work?

It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Zitvin Duo Gel may take some time to deliver significant results. Use the medicine as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Q. Will Zitvin Duo Gel be more effective if I overuse it?

No, do not overuse Zitvin Duo Gel. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed 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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References

  1. Benzoyl Peroxide + Adapalene. Watford, Hertfordshire: Galderma (UK) Ltd.; 2012 [revised 26 Oct. 2018]. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Epiduo Forte. Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Quebec, Canada: Galderma Production Canada Inc.; 2008 [revised 2013]. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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