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Adapalene - Topical Gel 0.1%


 

Category:

Naphthoic acid derivative (retinoid-like)

 

Composition:

Each 1 gram of adapalene gel contains 1 mg adapalene

 

Indication:

 

Adapalene is indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is most effective for treating mild to moderate acne vulgaris. 

 

 

 

Dosage and administration:

Apply enough to cover the entire face or other affected areas completely and lightly.

 

 

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:

 

Category C, caution in nursing. 

 

Contraindication:

Adapalene gel should not be administered to individuals who are hypersensitive to adapalene or any of the components of this product.

 

 

Precaution & warnings:

Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.

Avoid exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps; caution in patients with high levels of sun exposure and those with inherent sensitivity to sun.

Extreme weather (eg, wind, cold) may cause irritation.

Local skin irritation may be experienced; depending on severity, may use moisturizer, reduce frequency of application, or discontinue use.

Apparent exacerbation of acne may occur.

Discontinue if reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation occurs.

Avoid in patients with sunburn until fully recovered.

 

 

Side effects:

Local cutaneous irritation.

 

Drug interaction:

Caution with preparations containing sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid. Do not start therapy until effects of such preparations in the skin have subsided.

 Caution with other potentially irritating topical products (medicated/abrasive soaps and cleansers, soaps and cosmetics that have a strong drying effect, and products with high concentrations of alcohol, astringents, spices, or lime).

 

Storage:

Store below 30°C.

Protect from freezing.

Protect from light.

Keep away from heat.

Keep out of reach of children.

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