|| Adapen Gel
|| Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
What is Adapen Gel?
Adapen Gel containing the active ingredient adapalene is considered a topical retinoid type of medication. It is similar to vitamin A in which it helps unblock pores and sebaceous glands to reduce the formation of blackheads and spots. The medication also assists in the turnover of the skin cells to aid the natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. The gel can be used to decrease the number and severity of acne as well as promoting the quick healing of pimples that do develop but cannot be used to cure the condition.
How is Adapen Gel used?
Adapen Gel is usually applied topically once per day at bedtime unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Prior to applying the medication, gently wash and dry your hands and the affected area with a mild cleanser. Use your fingers to spread a thin film of the gel over the affected area. Applying more of the gel than recommended will not speed up or improve results and may irritate the skin. Your condition may get slightly worse for a short time before the conditions improve.
Patients using Adapen Gel may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Warmth or stinging at application site
- Dry skin
- Scaling of the skin
- Redness, burning, itching or peeling skin
- Skin discoloration
- Pain or swelling of skin
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persists or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Adapen Gel is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.