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Aditop Gel

Aditop Gel

Manufacturer: Dermo Care Laboratories
Medicine composition: Adapalene
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

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

Aditop 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.

In addition to its intended effect, Aditop Gel 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 have the same composition, strength and form as Aditop Gel, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 19 years old and I am facing with pimples and dark circles problem and also with oily skin can you suggest something.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
I am 19 years old and I am facing with pimples and dark circles problem and also with oily skin can you suggest somet...
Acne and oily skin are co-related. You need to use face washes and creams that suit your skin type. I will be able to guide you better if you can your pics to my chat. I can then recommend the medications that suit your skin type. If that's not possible, use some salysilic acid based face wahes in the evening and a soothing face wash in the morning. Adapalene and clindamycin combination ointment for acne. And for under eye dark circles, We need to first know the cause for the darkness. If there is no underlying cause, then use some creams like Vichy under eye repair at nights. The best is, send your pics and Ill guide you. Take care.
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I have black heads around my mouth and forehead, have tried all sorts of options but no results. My skin type is dry, its appearing heavily these days below nose and around mouth. please suggest a good ointment.

General Physician, Delhi
I have black heads around my mouth and forehead, have tried all sorts of options but no results. My skin type is dry,...
Develop habit of regular facewash and drink plenty of water. You can try Adapalene Gel tube and salicylic acid facewash, available at medical store. First do facewash and wipe it with clean towel, Apply small amount of gel sufficient enough to cover the involved area. Use twice daily after facewash. Avoid junk and heavy oil meals. If no improvement or results after 1 month, consult for oral medications.
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Hii Dr. my age 27 running .im suffering from acne on nose nd nose lines becomes red. Last years I went to skin specialist he gave me hhazi 500 tretiva for 2 months then acne disappear after 6 months severe acne again came then in jan 2017 I went to same Dr. he gave me isopil -5 glow derma for 4 months while taking this medicine acne dispaers for a 2 week then again same condition it was like on nd off condition after completing 4 months they disappeared totally I was fine fine but since last 10 dats severe acne came again I went to same skin Dr. he gave me azithral 500 for 2 months 3 tab then after 15 days 3 like this 2 months nd clindamycin gel adapalene gel moiz lotion for wash nd glosia lotion after bath. I juus will not to know is this medicine azithral 500 better than isopil 5 nd tretiva, hhazi 500. By this medicine acne wil be cured permanently. please guide me.

Homeopath, Pune
Hii Dr. my age 27 running .im suffering from acne on nose nd nose lines becomes red. Last years I went to skin specia...
Hello lybrate user, there are various causes of acne like oily or dry skin due to hormonal imbalance, exposure to dust, pollution,  hereditary,lack of enough sleep, stress, unhealthy food habits etc..; dust clogs the tiny openings of sweat gland or oil gland which ultimately results into acne and blackheads. External application like ointment/antipimple cream is of less use unless and until internal cause is well treated and cure. Always wash your face with gentle facewash after exposure to dust,pollution. drink plenty of water, 7-8 glass per day to remove toxins from body and maintain hydration. Have healthy diet, add more fruits and green veggies in diet.avoid stress, avoid alcohol, junk food. Take homeopathic treatment for acne. It is safe, natural, and holistic way of treatment.Homeopathic medicine is selected on the basis of thorough details of patient, like medical history, causes, routine, temperament etc..; such well selected medicine gives complete relief and cure, without any side effects. Message back for online homeopathic consultation and treatment.       

I just wanted to be fair .and in the place of chek I have some black pores & back heads. And I'm so thin .i wanted to gain weight also.

Dermatologist, Delhi
I just wanted to be fair .and in the place of chek I have some black pores & back heads. And I'm so thin .i wanted to...
Use a face wash containing salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Apply adapalene gel over the blackhead area at night.
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Popular Health Tips

Acne in Children

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Acne in Children

What is acne?

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair follicles are the areas around the base or root of each hair. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that release oil (sebum) into the hair follicles. The sebum moistens the skin and hair. The sebum and hair get to the skin surface through tiny holes called pores. 

Acne is very common. Most children and young adults between ages 11 and 30 will have acne at some point. Acne most often begins in puberty. But it can happen at any age. There are different types of acne that affect newborns, infants, younger children, and adults. 

Acne may occur when the pores gets clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria that are normally on the skin may also get into the clogged pore. Acne comes in several types. One type is a comedone. This is a plug of sebum in the hair follicle. They are either closed whiteheads, or open blackheads. These are not inflamed or infected.

Inflamed acne causes red, painful bumps or sores. The sores may be infected with bacteria. This type of acne includes:

  • Pustule. Bacteria cause the hair follicle to be inflamed. Pustules are closer to the skin surface.
  • Papule. The wall of the hair follicle gets irritated. Papules are deeper in the skin.
  • Nodule. These are larger, deeper, and more solid.
  • Cyst. This is a nodule with pus.

What causes acne?

The cause of acne is not fully understood. Acne is linked with:

  • Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle
  • Rising levels of male sex hormones (androgens) in both boys and girls during puberty that causes more sebum and more dead skin cells
  • Using makeup or cosmetics that block the pores
  • Using certain products to wash the skin
  • Wearing clothes that rub or irritate the skin
  • High levels of moisture in the air (humidity) and sweating
  • Taking certain medicines, such as corticosteroids    

Who is at risk for acne?

Being a teen (adolescent) is the greatest risk factor for acne. A family history also increases the risk for severe acne.

What are the symptoms of acne?

Acne can occur anywhere on the body. It is most common in areas where there are more sebaceous glands, such as:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Upper back
  • Shoulders
  • Neck

Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:

  • Small bumps that are skin-colored or white (whiteheads)
  • Small bumps that are dark in color (blackheads)
  • Red, pus-filled pimples that may hurt
  • Solid, raised bumps (nodules)
  • Darker areas of skin
  • Scarring

The symptoms of acne can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

How is acne diagnosed?

The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will look at the areas of the body with acne. The provider may advise that your child see a doctor who specializes in skin care (dermatologist).

How is acne treated?

Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. The goal of acne treatment is to improve the skins appearance and to lessen the chance of scarring. Treatment for acne will include gentle, regular skin care. Your child's healthcare provider may advise:

  • Non-prescription cleansers and creams, lotions, gels, or other products
  • Prescriptions that are put on the skin (topical) or taken by mouth (oral)
  • Other therapies or procedures, such as laser therapy, light therapy, or chemical peels
  • Draining of a cyst, or injecting it with medicine

Topical medicines are often prescribed to treat acne. These can be in the form of a cream, gel, lotion, or liquid. These may include:

  • Benzoyl peroxide. This kills bacteria.
  • Antibiotics. These help stop or slow down the growth of bacteria. They also reduce inflammation.
  • Tretinoin. This stops new comedones from forming. It also encourages new skin cell growth and unplugs pimples.
  • Adapalene. This helps stop new comedones from forming.

Medicines to take by mouth may be prescribed, such as:

  • Antibiotic medicines. These may include tetracycline, doxycycline, or erythromycin. They are used to treat moderate to severe acne. 
  • Isotretinoin. This may be prescribed for severe acne that can’t be treated by other methods. It helps to prevent new acne and scarring.

What are possible complications of acne?

Acne can cause problems with self-esteem. It may cause emotional problems. It may result in depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. Severe or long-term acne may cause scarring. Serious infections may also develop.

Living with acne

Acne can be a long-term condition. Early treatment can help to prevent or lessen severe acne. Help your child by:

  • Reminding your child to not pick, pop, or squeeze acne, which can spread infection and cause scars
  • Talking with your child's healthcare provider if over-the-counter treatments don’t work well
  • Considering taking your child to a dermatologist for long-term or severe acne
  • Making sure your child stops acne treatment slowly, not quickly, once acne clears
  • Having your child treat acne a few times a week to prevent it from returning, if needed
  • Making sure your child does skin care regularly and gently

When should I call my child's healthcare provider?

Call your child's healthcare provider if: 

  • Your child is upset by his or her acne
  • The acne is getting worse
  • Over-the-counter treatments are not working

Key points about acne

  • Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
  • Acne may happen when the pores gets clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria that are normally on the skin may also get into the clogged pore.
  • Most teens and young adults between 11 and 30 years old will have acne at some point.
  • Both over-the-counter and prescription medicines are available to treat acne.
  • Acne can have an emotional effect. This can lead to depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts.
  • Scarring can result from severe or long-term acne.

Next steps

Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s health care provider:

  • Before your visit, write down questions you want answered.
  • At the visit, write down the names of new medicines, treatments, or tests, and any new instructions your provider gives you for your child.
  • If your child has a follow-up appointment, write down the date, time, and purpose for that visit.
  • Know how you can contact your child’s provider after office hours. This is important if your child becomes ill and you have questions or need advice.
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How To Deal With The Problem Of Acute Acne?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
How To Deal With The Problem Of Acute Acne?

The skin produces a natural oil known as sebum from the sebaceous glands. This acts as a protective layer and is passed out through the multiple, minute pores. With the teenage years seeing excessive hormones, excessive sebum is produced which clogs the pores, and the underlying sebum may not be released from the glands. In some cases, there could also be bacteria trapped in these acne. In severe cases, there can be extreme pain and pus formation. The acne can be quite large in size and may leave marks, which often take a long time to disappear.


Though acne affects any age group, it is most common in the teenage years and is attributed to the hormones called androgens. In women, there is also a hormonal correlation where acne is more common with menstrual cycles, pregnancy and polycystic ovaries – all conditions associated with increased hormone levels.


Before heading out for medical help, the following are some tips to manage acne.

  1. Avoid touching it or picking it. Else it will result in a faster spreading of the infection to the surrounding areas.

  2. Use ice cubes on the acne as they help reduce redness and swelling by lowering the blood supply.

  3. Learn to keep calm as stress increases hormonal release and thereby acne.

  4. Do regular exercises. A good workout routine helps by keeping your skin clean and the pores open. There is a more frequent clearing of sebum leading to reduced acne.

  5. Maintain a healthy eating pattern. Avoid oily food items, which only add to the oiliness of the skin. Sugars again are proven to be harmful for acne.

  6. Follow a proper sleep routine as it will relax your muscles and keep you calm.

  7. Use mild detergents for washing pillow covers and towels, which are often used on the skin.

  8. Frequent washing, regular moisturizing, and exfoliating should be a part of your skin care routine. Avoid heavy chemicals and adhere to one regimen with as many natural substances as possible.

Medical Management

Medications would be required in more severe cases, where there is infection along with pain.

Topical products would include creams, gels or lotions with retinoids like tretinoin, tazarotene and adapalene. In some cases, topical antibiotics like clindamycin or erythromycin combined with benzoyl peroxide are used. Light therapy, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels and steroid injections can be used to remove acne scars, which may be very concerning cosmetically.

Very severe cases may require a systemic antibiotic course with doxycycline and minocycline. Birth control pills may be used in some to regulate hormonal levels.

Despite all this, let nature take its own course, and in majority of the cases, acne runs its course and settles down with the passage of teenage years. Try the next level therapy only if absolutely required. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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