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Alan Gel 0.1% Gel

Manufacturer: Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Adapalene
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Used to treat acne, Alan Gel 0.1% 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 Alan Gel 0.1% 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. Alan Gel 0.1% Gel may cause your skin to become sunburned easily, so it is advisable to limit your time in the sun.

Alan Gel 0.1% 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 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, Alan Gel 0.1% 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 Alan Gel 0.1% Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Gary Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alan Gel 0.1% Gel 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 Alan Gel 0.1% Gel is not known.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi sir this is md mahboob Alan I am suffering from fever please tell me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi sir this is md mahboob Alan I am suffering from fever please tell me what should I do?
For fever take one tablet paracetamol 650 mg and can repeat it after eight hours as and when needed and I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest.

My weight is 113 kgs. I get extremely breathless if I walk few steps. How can I reduce my weight in most effective way? Thanks. Alan.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My weight is 113 kgs. I get extremely breathless if I walk few steps. How can I reduce my weight in most effective wa...
Our Daily energy requirements for proper functioning of our body is 1600-2200 K cal of Energy if we want to remain fit and healthy.But there is a misconception that weight is reduced by dieting.But weight is not reduced by only skipping our meals or prohibition from sugars but until we are not aware what are our body energy requirements ,it will be difficult to loose weight.If we restrict ourself from taking daily diet to 1100-1200 Kcalories ,and increases our workouts,only then we can think about reducing our weight and for that we must obtain proper knowledge of exact energy levels in a particular dish we are eating,only then we can achieve our target of reducing weight by means of simple mathematical calculation. Diet Plan for Weight Loss (1200 calories) Food Item Amount Calories (kcal) Protein (g) Early Morning Lukewarm water with lemon 1 cup Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 35Kcal 4g Marie biscuits 2 56 Kcal Breakfast Skimmed milk with sugar 1 glass 90 Kcal 8g Brown bread upma 1 plate 205 Kcal 6g OR Besan Chilla 2 290 Kcal 12g Mid-Morning Fruit salad 1 small bowl 40 Kcal Lunch Veg Khichdi 1 medium bowl 202.5 Kcal 9.5g Veg raita 1 small bowl 75 Kcal 3.5g Mix veg salad 1 bowl 30 Kcal 2g Evening Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 35 Kcal 4g Wheat rusk 2 120 Kcal 6g Dinner Missi roti (without oil) 2 200 Kcal 6g Mix veg 1 medium bowl 95 Kcal 4g Curd 1 small bowl 30 Kcal 1.5g Total 1213 kcal 54.5 g
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My hands are shaking from my childhood and my grandfather and mama too shakes there's hands. When I sleep also that also my hands will shivers every time please me sir what I have to do ?

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Kindly wear surgeon gloves alan. This will be help full. As it is neurological disorder called as chorea.
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I did not get my period last month which is very much disturbing. I usually get it around the last two week of every month. I got before last month but not last month. And i'm sexually active too. And last month hadn't intimated much, very less. And I always have safe precaution measures while I have sex.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I did not get my period last month which is very much disturbing. I usually get it around the last two week of every ...
Hi Alan. Even good contraceptives have a small risk of pregnancy. Most of the contraceptive do not have a 100% success rate. In case you have delayed period, it would be a good idea ago do a pregnancy test and check. Do not worry. If its negative this delay is most likely due to hormonal disturbance. I could help you with. But lets just first rule out pregnancy. All the best.
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Kindly tell me the name of a good book on" Adlerian Techniques" from which I can gain workable method for understanding the goal of the above techniques. Thanking you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Adler For Beginners by Anne Hooper, Jeremy Holford & Kathryn HyattI A Primer of Adlerian Psychology by Harold Mosak & Michael ManiacciI IP: Theory & Practice by Guy Manaster & Raymond CorsiniI The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler eds. H & R AnsbacherI Adlerian Psychotherapy by Ursula Oberst & Alan Stewart
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According to Alan Pressman, PhD: "Gluten is a protein, and it can be found in wheat, rye, and barley. Many people are allergic to it, and millions of people are sensitive to it. It can trigger all sorts of inflammatory responses in your intestinal track and entire body. It creates chronic inflammation throughout the body, and if you are sensitive or allergic to it can cause a 72 percent increased risk of death. That's pretty serious business"

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Circadian clock of the body is the 24-hour physiological process cycle and is important in determining the sleeping and feeding patterns of human beings.

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The real side effect of a gluten-free diet: scientific illiteracy

Walk into any grocery store or coffee shop and you'll find gluten-free muffins, gluten-free chips, and gluten-free bread. Gluten has replaced fat as the ingredient we love to shun.

GLUTEN LIE

The Gluten Lie by A. J. Levinovitz

And yet, scientists can't find any good evidence to support this fad. Gluten is a protein composite that gives shape to grains like wheat, rye, and barley. And it's true that a very small fraction of people have celiac disease, a real medical condition that causes their bodies to violently reject gluten. But that's only a small fraction of people, and it's not enough to explain the craze. The rest of us are going gluten-free without any real scientific basis for doing so.

It's exactly because the gluten-free diet has surged in popularity recently, despite the science, that Alan Jay Levinovitz, a professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University, became fascinated by it. I talked to him about his new book, The Gluten Lie, to better understand why we've gone against this grain to the tune of more than $10 billion this year.

How to Lose 5 Kilos in 1 Month Without Trying At All

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How to Lose 5 Kilos in 1 Month Without Trying At All

How to lose 5 kilos in 1 month without trying at all

Maybe you just want to slip into that dress you bought the other day, or maybe the waistline inches are increasing and need some taming. Whatever your reasons are, workout sessions are too difficult to keep up with, and the weight loss is just not happening. But what if you were told that you could lose 5 kilos in a month without trying at all? 

Try these 4 extremely easy ways to lose 5 kilos in month, without really trying hard!

1. Drink Water: Water may not have miraculous properties that burn fat, but it can definitely help your weight loss efforts. Most of the people confuse thirst with hunger, when it’s actually your body’s way of telling you that it needs to be rehydrated. So consuming the standard 8-10 glasses can prevent you from reaching out for that untimely snack, which means less calorie intake. Consuming 500 ml of water half an hour before dinner every night can reduce up to 2.5 kilos or more, in a month!

2. Walk to your destination: The next time you step out of your home to go the ATM, the local supermarket or even the park, walk the distance. Daily walking for 30 minutes can burn up to 150 calories in a day. So in a matter of just three days, you can lose 500gms of weight from your body!

3. Sip on green tea: Green tea is rich caffeine and EGCG, both of which speed up your metabolism and increase the burning of fat by your body. Sipping on 3-4 cups a day of green tea can burn 100 calories, which would be equal to losing half a kilo in just 5 days.

4. Sniff on apples and peppermints: Yes sniffing on certain foods, like apples, bananas, peppermint, garlic and even olive oil can greatly help in weight loss. Dr. Alan R. Hirsch of Chicago, who is the founder of Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, tried his method of smelling food reduce weight loss with 3000 volunteers, and each of them lost an average of 13kgs! The reason behind this? Well apparently smelling food before having it can reduce your appetite so that you eat less, and lose more (weight that is).


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Acne: Ways To Get Rid Of It!

DNB GENERAL SURGERY, MBBS, National Board Of Examination
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Acne: Ways To Get Rid Of It!

Can I treat my own acne? — if you have mild acne, you can try non-prescription acne products. You might even try using more than 1 product at once. That might be more effective than using 1 single product alone. In rare cases, people have a severe allergic reaction to acne products, so for the first 3 days, try them on just a small area. If you do not improve after 3 months, or if you have moderate or severe acne, ask your doctor or nurse for advice.

How is acne treated? — doctors can treat acne using different types of medicines. Sometimes doctors suggest trying more than 1 medicine at once.

There is no 1 medicine or combination of medicines that works best for everyone. Instead, people often need to try different medicines until they find what works best for them.

Most acne medicines require a prescription. They include:

●retinoids – retinoids are medicines that help keep your pores unclogged. Most retinoids are available in a gel or cream that you put on your skin. Examples of prescription retinoids include tretinoinadapalene, and tazarotene. One form of adapalene gel can also be bought without a prescription. These medicines can also help improve dark spots on the skin caused by acne.

●products that help skin shed – products such salicylic acid and glycolic acid help remove dead layers of skin. They can reduce acne by helping to unclog pores.

●antibiotics you put on the skin – antibiotics reduce acne by killing the bacteria inside pimples. They also help bring down inflammation. These medicines include erythromycinclindamycindapsone, and others.

●azelaic acid – azelaic acid helps keep pores unclogged and can kill bacteria in pimples. Azelaic acid can also help to improve dark spots on the skin caused by acne.

●benzoyl peroxide – benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and helps to unclog pores. Benzoyl peroxide is also available without a prescription.

●antibiotics you take in a pill – antibiotic pills work for the same reasons antibiotic gels or lotions work. But they tend to be stronger and can cause unpleasant side effects.

●birth control pills – some of the skin reactions that lead to acne are controlled by hormones. For this reason, birth control pills can sometimes help with acne.

●isotretinoin pills – one of the retinoid medicines comes in pill form. This medicine, called isotretinoin, is very effective against severe acne. But it can also cause serious side effects and birth defects. Women who want to take isotretinoin must follow very strict safety rules to avoid pregnancy. (this medicine used to be sold under the brand name accutane, but that brand name is no longer available in the us.)

What if I want to get pregnant? — if you want to get pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start trying to get pregnant. Many of the medicines used to treat acne are not safe for a growing baby.

Will my diet affect my acne? — some studies have found that acne seems to be more common in people who drink a lot of milk. But more research is needed to understand the link between the types of foods people eat and acne

What is acne? — acne is the medical term for pimples. Pimples happen when pores get clogged with dead skin and oil, and bacteria build up. Then the skin gets inflamed and can turn red or swell.

Is there anything I can do on my own to reduce acne? — yes. The way you take care of your skin has a big effect on your acne. Here's what you should do:

●wash your face no more than twice a day. Use warm – not hot – water, and do not use harsh soaps. Instead, use a gentle non-soap facial skin cleanser. Do not scrub your face, because that can make acne worse and damage the skin.


●do not pick or squeeze pimples. This can make acne worse and damage the skin. Plus it can lead to infections.

●avoid oil-based make-up and skin products. They can make acne worse. If you use a moisturizer for your face, a moisturizer labeled as" non-comedogenic" is often best.

Can I treat my own acne? — if you have mild acne, you can try non-prescription acne products. You might even try using more than 1 product at once. That might be more effective than using 1 single product alone. In rare cases, people have a severe allergic reaction to acne products, so for the first 3 days, try them on just a small area. If you do not improve after 3 months, or if you have moderate or severe acne, ask your doctor or nurse for advice.

How is acne treated? — doctors can treat acne using different types of medicines. Sometimes doctors suggest trying more than 1 medicine at once.

There is no 1 medicine or combination of medicines that works best for everyone. Instead, people often need to try different medicines until they find what works best for them.

Most acne medicines require a prescription. They include:

●retinoids – retinoids are medicines that help keep your pores unclogged. Most retinoids are available in a gel or cream that you put on your skin. Examples of prescription retinoids include tretinoin, adapalene, and tazarotene. One form of adapalene gel can also be bought without a prescription. These medicines can also help improve dark spots on the skin caused by acne.

●products that help skin shed – products such salicylic acid and glycolic acid help remove dead layers of skin. They can reduce acne by helping to unclog pores.

●antibiotics you put on the skin – antibiotics reduce acne by killing the bacteria inside pimples. They also help bring down inflammation. These medicines include erythromycin, clindamycin, dapsone, and others.

●azelaic acid – azelaic acid helps keep pores unclogged and can kill bacteria in pimples. Azelaic acid can also help to improve dark spots on the skin caused by acne.

●benzoyl peroxide – benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and helps to unclog pores. Benzoyl peroxide is also available without a prescription.

●antibiotics you take in a pill – antibiotic pills work for the same reasons antibiotic gels or lotions work. But they tend to be stronger and can cause unpleasant side effects.

●birth control pills – some of the skin reactions that lead to acne are controlled by hormones. For this reason, birth control pills can sometimes help with acne.

●isotretinoin pills – one of the retinoid medicines comes in pill form. This medicine, called isotretinoin, is very effective against severe acne. But it can also cause serious side effects and birth defects. Women who want to take isotretinoin must follow very strict safety rules to avoid pregnancy. (this medicine used to be sold under the brand name accutane, but that brand name is no longer available in the us.)

What if I want to get pregnant? — if you want to get pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start trying to get pregnant. Many of the medicines used to treat acne are not safe for a growing baby.

Will my diet affect my acne? — some studies have found that acne seems to be more common in people who drink a lot of milk. But more research is needed to understand the link between the types of foods people eat and acne

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