INTRODUCTION ADAPLE C
ADAPLE C GEL contains a combination of Adapalene and Clindamycin, which belongs to the group of medicines called topical retinoids and lincomycin antibiotics. It is used in the treatment of skin acne (pimple). Acne is a condition of the skin when the root of your hair (hair follicle) or skin pores gets clogged by oil or dead skin, which becomes prone to bacterial infection and the formation of pimples, blackheads, spots and scars.
Adapalene is a form of vitamin A, that acts as an antiacne agent by binding directly to the receptor of the skin which increases the rate of cell turnover (cell regeneration) and decreases oil secretion preventing clogging of the hair follicles and pores, also decreasing swelling/inflammation. Clindamycin works by binding to the ribosomal unit of the bacteria and disrupts the production of the protein essential for its survival. Before recommending ADAPLE C GEL, your doctor may advise you to have tests to understand your existing condition for planning effective treatment methods. Stay well hydrated and protect your skin from exposure to sunlight or UV light.
Do not apply ADAPLE C GEL if you are allergic to adapalene or clindamycin, a disorder of the digestive system (colitis), a disorder of the immune system or have bruises, cuts or burns on the skin. The common side effects of using this medicine may include dry skin, burning, itching, redness or irritative sensation of the skin, scaling peeling of the skin etc.
USES OF ADAPLE C
- To treat acne
HOW ADAPLE C WORKS?
Adapalene, a form of vitamin A, works as an antiacne medicine by attaching directly to the skin’s receptor, which increases cell turnover (cell regeneration) and decreases oil secretion preventing blockage of the hair follicles and pores. It also reduces swelling/inflammation of the skin. Clindamycin works by attaching to the bacteria’s ribosomal unit and disrupting the production of a protein required for its very own survival.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply ADAPLE C GEL as advised by your doctor. It is for external use on the skin only. Avoid applying ADAPLE C GEL around or onto your eyes, including eyelids.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ADAPLE C
COMMON EFFECTS OF ADAPLE C
- Dryness of the skin
- Burning, itching, redness of the skin
- Scaling and or peeling of the skin
UNCOMMON EFFECTS OF ADAPLE C
- Flaring of acne
- Local skin reaction
Stop using this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Severe allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and other parts of the body, difficulty in breathing or wheezing, blisters on the skin, sore throat, fever, headache etc.)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated. Use moisturizer recommended by your doctor.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
ADAPLE C GEL is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or suspect/planning pregnancy.
ADAPLE C GEL is to be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers after consulting your doctor. The safe use of ADAPLE C GEL in breastfeeding women and breastfed baby is not established.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
ADAPLE C GEL may not interfere with your ability to drive or use the machine. However, protect your skin from sun or UV light while travelling and follow appropriate protective measures recommended by your doctor.
The risks associated with consuming alcohol are not known. It’s advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol while using ADAPLE C GEL, as it could aggravate your existing condition.
Talk to your doctor if you are allergic to Adapalene and/or Clindamycin.
ADAPLE C GEL is not recommended for use if you:
- Cuts or bruises on the skin
- Skin conditions like eczema (itching, dry and red skin)
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Inform your physician, if you are taking or using,
- Medicated soap for skin, other cosmetic products with a high concentration of alcohol, astringents, sulfur,
- Resorcinol – use for itching or irritation of the skin and scalp, loss of hair, dandruff etc.
- Salicylic acid – used for skin acne, dandruff, etc.
- Atracurium, cisatracurium, succinylcholine – used to relax muscles
B. Drug-Food interaction:
The interaction of foods with ADAPLE C GEL is not known. Consult your doctor for diet advice.
In case of using ADAPLE C GEL in excess than recommended, you may experience dryness, scaling, redness and discomfort of the skin. Contact your doctor immediately for advice.
- Keep out of reach from children
- Store at room temperature
- Keep away from sunlight
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