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Deriva-Bpo Gel

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Adapalene, Benzoyl Peroxide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This gel belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids and primarily used to treat acne. It decreases the formation of blackheads and helps to renew skin faster. The medication helps to heal pimples by reducing skin inflammation and swelling.

Do not use this gel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Also avoid If you suffer from sunburn or eczema. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to retinoid drugs such as isotretinoin.

The gel should not be applied to abrasions, cuts or sunburned skin. Avoid contact with eyes as it may cause redness and irritation. The medication may cause some burning and stinging sensation on the application site. 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.

The gel is primarily used for the following conditions

  • Acne Vulgaris

Below are some of the common side effects of this gel

  • Skin Irritation

  • Skin Rash

  • Application Site Reactions (Burning Sensation)

  • Swelling Of Face And Feet

  • Itching Of Skin

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    The gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medicine should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant.
  • 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 Deriva-Bpo Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.

The gel mechanistically combines with certain retinoic acid nuclear receptors as well as retinoid X receptors.

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


    Do not use this medication in combination with Tretinoin and Dapsone.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not use this gel if you suffer from Eczema and sun burns.

Ques: What is Deriva bpo gel?

Ans: Deriva gel is a medication which has Adapalene Topical and Benzoyl Peroxide Topical as active elements present in it.

Ques: What is the use of Deriva bpo gel?

Ans: Deriva is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Acne, Pimples, Severe acne on face, Acne vulgaris.

Ques: What are the side effects of Deriva bpo gel?

Ans: Deriva BPO causes some side effects such as Burning sensation of the skin, Local skin irritation, Burning of skin, Burning, Skin redness, Inflammation of skin, Erythema, Skin itching, Skin irritation, Dryness, Scaling and Skin dryness.

Ques: Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using this product?

Ans: If you observe drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Deriva gel medication then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle and operate heavy machinery.

Ques: How long do I need to use deriva bpo 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 week to 1 month, before noticing an improvement in the condition.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use deriva bpo gel?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication.

Ques: Should I use deriva bpo gel empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is commonly used by applying it to the affected area. As this medication is for external use, the action of salts involved in this medication does not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of deriva bpo gel?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store between 20 to 25c temperature, as keeping this medication above that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light.
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About Deriva-Bpo Gel
What are the uses of Deriva-Bpo Gel
What are the contraindications of Deriva-Bpo Gel ?
What are the side effects of Deriva-Bpo Gel ?
Key highlights of Deriva-Bpo Gel
What are the substitutes for Deriva-Bpo Gel ?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Deriva-Bpo Gel ?
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