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Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel

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

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

Deriva Ms 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.

In addition to its intended effect, Deriva Ms 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 Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Talent India
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Galderma India Pvt Ltd
Ochoa Laboratories Ltd
Dr. Johns Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Panzer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel for?
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Vaginal inflammation
No Side Effects

Popular Questions & Answers

Kojivit plus gel and deriva Ms. gel is good to use for pigmentation and acne black marks and skin allergies.

Ayurveda, Ambala
Kojivit plus gel and deriva Ms. gel is good to use for pigmentation and acne black marks and skin allergies.
These are best tips to lightens and remove the pigmentation -. 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the pigmentation. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on that area. It will lightens the pigment definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly.
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My Dr. Advised me to use deriva Ms. alternate evening 1 hour but I am not getting alternate means how to use?

Dermatologist, Chennai
My Dr. Advised me to use deriva Ms. alternate evening 1 hour but I am not getting alternate means how to use?
Alternate available. Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Which is the best medicine fr pimples n acne. Nio clean ad, deriva ms, deriva cms. Fr oily skin. Nd fast relief.

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Which is the best medicine fr pimples n acne. Nio clean ad, deriva ms, deriva cms. Fr oily skin. Nd fast relief.
To prevent pimples, eating fresh fruits, green vegetables, drinking plenty of water should be an essential part of your routine and intake of oily fried foods, an excess of sugar-salt should be avoided. To begin with- Take fruit diet once in a week, which consist of fresh juice, fruits, coconut water and vegetable (green leafy). Warm water enema should be taken daily to clean the bowels and constipation. Take a balanced diet with an alkaline base, which consists of sprouted cereals, whole grain cereals and vegetables. Vitamin a, e and b can be used to treat acne. Green tea and walnuts help to keep your skin pimple free. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day is good for emission of toxin from the body. Always try to include low-fat dairy products in your meal. These are a good source of vitamin a. Homoepathic remedies helps to get rid of pimples, scars without side effects permanently If you have any specific question about your condition, consult for treatment. You can buy acne and pimples package offered by me which includes medicine and consultation.
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Hiii, I am suffering with black spots on face, I am using deriva Ms. ointment from the doctor, but I am using, my skin turns into black where the cream should be applied, so I want to know is the ointment better or try another, please recommend soap also.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Guwahati
Hiii, I am suffering with black spots on face, I am using deriva Ms. ointment from the doctor, but I am using, my ski...
Hello. Deriva Ms. is for pimples. It won't cure the black spots. For further treatment please consult online.
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Is deriva Ms. gel work in reverse pattern. My dermatologist advise me to use it for my pimple and acne .and someone tell me it work in reverse pattern .plz guide me.

Is deriva Ms. gel work in reverse pattern. My dermatologist advise me to use it for my pimple and acne .and someone t...
Hi lybrate-user It causes an initial flare up of acne which is normal. Then acne would settle down.
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6 Inspirational and Real Life Lessons from M.S. Dhoni Movie

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
6 Inspirational and Real Life Lessons from M.S. Dhoni Movie

A movie about a pump operator’s son who goes on to become the captain of the Indian cricket team has to be inspiring and ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ proves that. Whether you like cricket or not; this movie has quite a few lessons to take home.

  1. Parents aren’t always right: For a pump operator, a job with the railways was a great achievement, but for Dhoni, it wasn’t enough. Imagine if he hadn’t followed his heart and had stuck to merely collecting tickets. Your parents always have your best interests at heart, but only you know what you really want to do. So, if you’re prepared to work hard, take a risk and follow your dreams.
  2. Never stop learning: Though Dhoni was an aggressive batsman from the beginning, he never stopped learning. His trademark helicopter shot was actually one he learnt from a fellow batsman. Don’t let your ego convince you that you have nothing more left to learn. At every stage of life, there’s always someone who knows a little more.
  3. Accept failure: Though he was the best cricketer in school, when Dhoni didn’t make the Under 19 team, he threw a party. Why? He realised he would have to work even harder to achieve his goal and being depressed wouldn’t help anyone. When something doesn’t work out your way, don’t let it get you down. Instead, understand what went wrong and learn from it.
  4. Work hard: Nothing good comes easy. Dhoni knew that and never shied away from a practise sessions even after a full day’s work. Even as a child, he finished his exams early so that he could practise with his club. Balance practicalities with passion and put your heart and soul into making your dreams come true.
  5. Get out of your comfort zone: Dhoni could have settled for a government job if he wanted a comfortable life. After all, it paid well and he had job security for life. However, he took a risk and decided to follow his passion. If you really want to achieve something extraordinary, don’t get trapped by your comfort zone.
  6. Have a hobby: Though cricket was Dhoni’s passion, he didn’t let it take over his life. When his professional life troubled him, Dhoni retreated into his garage to work on his bike or just took one out for a spin. This is Dhoni’s way on unwinding. What’s your way of unwinding? If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.
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Multiple Sclerosis And Homeopathy - How Does It Help?

Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Multiple Sclerosis And Homeopathy - How Does It Help?

Multiple sclerosis or MS is an autoimmune disease where the protective cover around the nerves is lost. This affects the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Symptoms commonly experienced by patients suffering from this condition include partial or complete loss of vision, weakness or numbness in one or more limbs, double vision, tremors, slurred speech, tiredness and lack of energy, and issues with bladder and bowel movements. In the early stages of this disease, these symptoms come and go. Allopathy has no cure for this disease but can help patients manage the symptoms and slow the speed at which the disease progresses.

What causes MS?
Damaged nerve signals can cause debilitating symptoms, including:

  1. muscle weakness
  2. walking problems
  3. fatigue
  4. vision problems

MS affects everyone differently. The severity of the disease and the types of symptoms vary from person to person. The exact cause of MS is still unknown. However, it is belived that the aforementioned factors may play a role in the development of the disease.


  • Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs 
  • Partial or complete loss of vision
  • Prolonged double vision
  • Tingling or pain in parts of your body
  • Electric-shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements 
  • Tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

How Homeopathy Can Help?

Homeopathy is also a very effective way of managing the symptoms of this disease. This is a constitutional form of medication that takes into account the patient’s overall physical and mental health, emotional state and symptoms being seen to prescribe a remedy. Unlike allopathic remedies, homeopathy not only addresses the symptoms being presented but it also addresses the root cause of the disease. It has negligible side effects and can be prescribed to children and adults of all ages. The goal of a homeopathic treatment for multiple sclerosis is to reduce the severity and number of flare-ups and slow down the disease’s progression rate. It also seeks to improve the patient’s outlook, attitude, and energy levels thereby improving his or her quality of life.

There is no standard homeopathic remedy for this condition. As mentioned earlier, a homeopathic doctor takes into account many different factors to prescribe a remedy. Thus, two MS patients may be given different remedies if they have different physiques, personalities etc. For this reason, it is not advisable to self-medicate with homeopathy. Homeopathic treatment also requires patience as it takes a while for the body’s immune system to adapt. That said, it is important to note that homeopathy cannot be considered a miracle cure for patients suffering from advanced stages of multiple sclerosis. As with allopathic medication, the earlier a homeopathic remedy is prescribed, the more effective it will be.

In addition to following a homeopathic prescription or MS, the patient is also usually advised to make a few lifestyle changes. Stress is one of the biggest triggers for an MS episode. Hence, it becomes important for MS patients to de-stress and avoid high-stress events. A healthy diet and vitamin supplements can also help to strengthen the body.

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Obesity Seminar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, Fellowship in Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Udaipur
Obesity Seminar

I, Dr. Sapan Jain cordially invite over a high tea @ hotel landmark, udaipur to people who are worried about their increased weight and problems related with it.

This seminar is specially organised to create awareness about obesity and its ill effects.
In this coming forum we will not only discuss obesity but our emphasis would be on" how to prevent obesity" so people who are overweight, obese, morbidly obese please try to attend the group discussion, as many of our operated patients would also share their experiences.

We will discuss diet, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise also by with our bariatric dietician and nutritionist Ms. Latika tiwari who will let you know a perfect healthy diet regimen.

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Top 10 Orthopedists in Delhi!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Orthopedists in Delhi!

Are you facing problems like knee or joint pain, or stiffness of joints. It’s time to visit an orthopedician. Here are top 10 orthopedic doctors in Delhi!

1. Dr.Gurinder Bedi

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB, FRCS - General Surgery & Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, CCST - Internal Medicine

Dr. Bedi has 30 years of national & international experience. He has worked for 12 years in England. Currently he is director of Orthopaedic department at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj. Previously he was associated with some of the prestigious hospitals like MAX, Primus and Sitaram Bhartiya Hospital. His special interest areas are joint replacement, arthroscopy and treatment of diabetic foot. He is also associated with many prestigious institutes and medical associations.

Consultation fees: ₹1000 

2. Dr. Jitender Pal Singh

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

With more than 18 years of experience he is a popular name in West Delhi, when it comes to orthopedists in Delhi. Dr. Singh specialises in orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics, treatment of spine related problems, spine & joint replacement surgery. He has also done fellowship in minimal access surgery.  He is also  associated with Indian Orthopaedic Association, Delhi Orthopaedic Association and International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty.

Consultation fees: ₹500 

3. Dr. Subhash Shalya

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Subhash Shalya has more than 35 years of experience and runs his own clinic at Sarita Vihar, Delhi. He is known for his success rate in joint replacement surgery and is also a member of Indian Orthopaedic Association.

Consultation fees: ₹1000 

4. Dr. Gurdeep Singh Uppal

MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, MBA (HCA), DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Uppal is amongst the highly qualified and experienced orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi. With more than 40 years of experience , he is currently running his own clinic- Ortho Care Clinic at Dwarka Sector 6, Delhi. Previously, he has worked with various governmental organizations and retired as CMO.

Consultation fees: ₹400

5. Dr. Atul Mishra

Fellowship In Joint Replacement, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS

Dr. Mishra is a well known name in the field of orthopedics. He has worked in different countries like Japan, Italy, Germany and USA. He is currently working as senior consultant and head of department of orthopedics at Fortis Hospital, Noida as well as runs his own clinic Arthroplasty & Sports Injury Centre. He has to his credit more than 500 -600 joint replacement surgeries, in a year. His areas of specialization are primary joint replacement surgeries, revisions , partial /unicondylar knee replacement, and computer navigated joint replacement surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹1000

6. Dr. Himanshu Gupta

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice(FIPP), Fellow Adult Knee Reconstruction and Sports Injuries

Dr. Himanshu is a well trained and renowned orthopedic surgeon, with 16 years of experience. His interest areas are- knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery along with interventional spine & pain treatments. He has successfully done more than 4500 spine interventions,  including lumbar ,sacral & cervical areas which are considered to be complicated and tricky. He is currently associated with Nivaran Pain Relief Centre in Sector-41, Gurgaon & Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre - Okhla Road, Delhi.

Consultation fees: ₹400 - 1000

7. Dr. Amite Pankaj Aggarwal

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MRCS (UK)

Dr. (Prof.) Amite Pankaj, has more than 20 years of experience. He is a nationally and internationally renowned surgeon. He has successfully conducted thousands of joint replacement surgeries, some of which were complex deformities. A pioneer and promoter of “Fast-Track” TKA, where the patients are mobilized after a couple of hours. He has represented India internationally through his cases, seminars and CMEs. He is one of youngest surgeons in the country to become a professor of Orthopedics. During his tenure he has won several national and international awards.

Consultation fees: ₹800 - 1000

8. Dr. Ashwani Maichand

Fellowship in Joint Replacement , M.Ch , MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS

Dr. Maichand with 25 years of experience, is currently associated with Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh as Senior Consultant & Head Minimal Access Orthopaedic Surgery (Knee & Shoulder Division) ans is also running his clinic-  Dr. Ashwani Maichand's Minomax Knee & Shoulder Clinic, West Patel Nagar Delhi. His areas of speciality are: primary hip & knee replacement, revision & complex hip & knee replacement and advanced arthroscopic procedures.

Consultation fees: ₹800

9. Dr. Vikas Gupta

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship

Dr. Vikas Gupta a well known name in the field of orthopedist, has more than 27 years of experience. He is currently associated with Max Hospital in Sushant Lok I, Gurgaon and Max Smart Super speciality Hospital in Saket, Delhi and Hand 2 Shoulder Clinic, GK -1 Delhi. His area of speciality are hand and shoulder surgery. He was the first surgeon to perform wrist replacement (Ceramic on ceramic) in India and has successfully performed over 6000 complex hand upper & extremity

Consultation fees: ₹1000- 1500

10. Dr. Gaurav Khera

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, Mch, MCH

Dr. Khera is known for his world class surgeries in trauma, joint replacements and spine. He has 15 years of experience. He is known for his expertise at minimally invasive procedures for knee and spine surgeries. He is associated with RLKC Metro Hospital, Cygnus Orthocare and Apollo Spectra, Karol Bagh as senior consultant and also runs his clinic-  Dr Khera's Wellness Clinic at Inderpuri, Delhi.

Consultation fees: ₹500- 1000

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About Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel
When is Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel prescribed?
What are the side effects of Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel?
Key highlights of Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel
What are the substitutes for Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel?
What are the interactions for Deriva Ms 0.1% Gel?