Adapen Gel (Adapalene)
What is Adapen Gel (Adapalene) used for?
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) is an topical retinoid medicine prescribed to treat patients with mild to moderate acne. It prevents the excess reproduction of skin cells on the surface of the skin to stop them from blocking pores and forming pimples. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Adapen Gel (Adapalene)?
Use Adapen Gel (Adapalene) according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. One daily application is normally applied just before going to sleep. Your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the gel gently clean and dry the skin using a mild cleanser, apply a thin amount of medication to the affected areas, and leave the areas uncovered to allow it to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the gel from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated.
What are the side effects of Adapen Gel (Adapalene)?
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact our doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your dosage, regimen, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medicine if you are pregnant, allergic to adapalene, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have eczema. Also inform your doctor if you have sensitive skin as this may cause unexpected problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Adapen Gel (Adapalene) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.