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Adapalene

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Used to treat acne, Adapalene 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 Adapalene, 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. Adapalene may cause your skin to become sunburned easily, so it is advisable to limit your time in the sun.

Adapalene 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 and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Adapalene may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Vaginal inflammation

Vulvovaginal discomfort.

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 contains Adapalene as ingredient
Palsons Derma
Micro Labs Ltd
Amwill Healthcare
Zydus Cadila
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Galderma India Pvt Ltd
Dermo Care Laboratories
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
KLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Ronyd Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Galderma India Pvt Ltd
Cipla Ltd
La Med India
Talent India
Maxamus International
Adapalene mechanistically combines 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 Adapalene is not known.
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