Adapen Gel (Adapalene)
What is Adapen Gel (Adapalene) used for?
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) is a topical medication used to treat mild to moderate acne. It operates by encouraging the skin to renew itself naturally to prevent the formation of blackheads and pimples. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Adapen Gel (Adapalene)?
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Rinse the area being treated before use to remove any loose skin or dirt. Apply a small amount of gel to the skin and gently massage it in allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Adapen Gel (Adapalene)?
The use of Adapen Gel (Adapalene) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Immediately contact your physician if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as severe swelling, intense pain, burning sensations, or severe rashes. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Adapen Gel (Adapalene) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also important to inform your physician if you are allergic to adapalene or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Adapen 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.