Q. Is Abidap Gel safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Abidap Gel 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 Abidap Gel.
Q. Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedures while using Abidap Gel?
It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedures while using Abidap Gel. As 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 Abidap Gel?
Yes, it is common to experience burning sensation with the use of Abidap Gel. You may also experience redness, drying, and scaling during the first 4 weeks of treatment which usually lessen with continued use of Abidap Gel. Inform your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not improve.
Q. How long does it take to see results from Abidap Gel?
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 Abidap Gel help acne?
Abidap Gel 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 Abidap Gel?
Moisturizers may be used, if necessary; however, products containing alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids should be avoided.
Q. How should Abidap Gel be applied?
Abidap Gel 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 Abidap Gel. 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 Abidap Gel.
Q. What precautions do I need to follow while using Abidap Gel?
You need to be cautious while applying Abidap Gel. 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 Abidap Gel?
Abidap Gel 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 Abidap Gel. 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 Abidap Gel?
Yes, you may use Abidap Gel with other acne products such as benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, and clindamycin when these products are applied in the morning. Abidap Gel should be applied at night when it is being used with other acne treatment products.