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Achilles 0.10% Gel

Manufacturer: Novartis India Ltd
Medicine composition: Adapalene
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 31, 2020

Used to treat acne, Achilles 0.10% Gel belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids. It decreases the formation of blackheads and helps to renew skin faster. It helps to heal pimples quicker too by reducing skin inflammation and swelling.

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Achilles 0.10% Gel, it is not be used. If you suffer from sunburn or eczema, its usage is not advised as well. Alert your doctor if you are allergic to Vitamin A drugs and other retinoid drugs such as isotretinoin.

The medicine is usually found in a cream form, and must not be applied to abrasions, cuts or sunburned skin. Avoid contact with eyes as it may cause redness and irritation. Achilles 0.10% Gel may cause your skin to become sunburned easily, so it is advisable to limit your time in the sun.

Achilles 0.10% Gel may cause some burning and stinging earlier on. Peeling, redness, scaling and dryness of skin may be seen too. Find medical attention immediately if you experience rashes, difficulty in breathing and swelling of face and lips.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

The most common use of this medicament is:

  • Acne

Some of the side effects that may be observed in patients are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Accare gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Accare gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Achilles 0.10% Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.

This medication works by mechanistically combining with certain retinoic acid nuclear receptors as well as retinoid X receptors. It does not combine with cytosolic receptor protein, however. The exact working nature of this medicine is not known.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with Salicylic Acid, Neuromuscular blockers, Isotretinoin.
  • Interaction with Disease

    This medication interacts with eczema, sunburn.

Ques: What is Achilles 0.10% Gel?

Ans: This medication contains Adapalene which belongs to the class named retinoid. This medicament is primarily prescribed to treat acne (Nodulocystic or Resistant acne).

Ques: How long do I need to use Achilles 0.10% Gel before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Achilles 0.10% Gel?

Ans: This medication is generally applied at the affected area at the night. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Achilles 0.10% Gel empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: As this is a medicament to be applied externally. Thus it does not have any relation with the food intake.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Achilles 0.10% Gel?

Ans: It should be stored at cool dark place, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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