Adaclene Gel (Adapalene)
What is Adaclene Gel (Adapalene) used for?
Adaclene Gel (Adapalene) is a topical medication used for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It contains a medication that is similar to vitamin A that operates by encouraging the renewal of skin cells to eliminate blackheads and prevent the formation of pimples. This medication may be used on its own or along with others to attain the best results. Your physician may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Adaclene Gel (Adapalene)?
Adaclene Gel (Adapalene) is normally applied once each day just before going to sleep, but your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. Wash and pat dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of medication to the affected area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent the medication from contacting other areas of skin or the mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Adaclene Gel (Adapalene)?
Most patients using Adaclene Gel (Adapalene) will not experience any side effect, although some have reported:
Contact your doctor immediately if any serious or worrying side effects occur such as severe burning sensations, intense irritation, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Adaclene Gel (Adapalene) is only meant for external use and should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also important to not use the medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients to avoid unexpected health complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Adaclene Gel (Adapalene). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.