Adapalene + Clindamycin is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene + Clindamycin1 and Adapalene + Clindamycin2, which treats pimples (acne). Adapalene + Clindamycin1 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. Adapalene + Clindamycin2 is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria.
Q. Can I use Adcin Gel as a spot treatment (for single pimple)?
It is not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Adcin Gel should be applied to the entire face. Using it everyday can treat your acne.
Q. How long does Adcin Gel take to work?
It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Adcin Gel 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 Adcin Gel be more effective if I overuse it?
No, do not overuse Adcin Gel. 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.
Q. What precautions I need to follow while using Adcin Gel?
You need to be cautious while applying Adcin 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. Is it safe to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Adcin Gel?
It is advisable not to undergo cosmetic procedure while using Adcin Gel. 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. What should I avoid while using Adcin Gel?
Adcin 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 Adcin 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.