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Nilac A Gel

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Adapalene, Clindamycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 31, 2020

Nilac A Gel is a combination of two drugs, Adapalene and Clindamycin, primarily used to treat acne vulgaris. These drugs belong to a class of drugs called retinoids and lincosamide (an antibacterial) respectively.

This medicament works by decreasing the formation of blackheads and helps to renew skin faster. It also kills the microorganism responsible for causing acne. It also helps to heal pimples, whiteheads and blackheads on the skin by reducing skin inflammation and swelling.

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Nilac A 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 medicament is only meant for external use, and should not be applied to abrasions, cuts or sunburned skin. Avoid contact with eyes as it may cause redness and irritation. Nilac A Gel may cause your skin to become sunburned easily, so it is advisable to limit your time in the sun.

This medicament 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.

The most common use of this gel is

  • Acne

Some of the side effects that may be observed in patients are

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    You can consume alcohol. It is advised to consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medicament.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This medication is a combination of Adapalene and Clindamycin, thus it works following a dual mechanism. Firstly, it works by mechanistically combining 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 this medicine is not known. Secondly, it works by binding to the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome thus inhibits the protein synthesis in the bacteria and stops the growth of the bacteria. Thus it inhibits the bacterial growth responsible for causing acne.

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


    This medication interacts with Salicylic Acid, Neuromuscular blockers, Isotretinoin.
  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication interacts with eczema, sunburn.

Ques: What is Nilac A Gel?

Ans: This medication is a combination of Adapalene and Clindamycin. These two drugs belong to the class named retinoid and lincosamide respectively. This medicament is primarily prescribed to treat acne (Nodulocystic or Resistant acne).

Ques: What is the use of Nilac A Gel?

Ans: This medicament is used for the treatment of acne

Ques: What are the side effects of Nilac A Gel?

Ans: Some of the side effects of this gel are burning sensation, itching, dry skin, and local skin irritation.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Nilac A Gel?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Nilac A 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 day to 1 week. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Nilac A Gel?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Nilac A 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. It is advised to consult a doctor before use.
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