Adapalene - Drug Information

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General Information on Adapalene

Generic Name : Adapalene

Pronunciation : a-DAP-a-leen

Latest prescription information about Adapalene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Why is Adapalene Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a retinoid-like compound, prescribed for mild to moderate acne.  It works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the skin.

When should Adapalene not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Adapalene?

Topical- A thin film of gel should be applied once a day to affected areas after washing the skin.

How should Adapalene be taken?

It comes as a gel, a solution (liquid), and cream to apply to the skin as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Adapalene?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of eczema, sunburn, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Avoid contact with mouth; otherwise it may be harmful.
Avoid getting pregnant while you are using adapalene.
Waxing should not be performed on treated skin.
Avoid applying on make-up and moisturizers.

What are the side effects of Adapalene?

A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying the medication, redness, dryness, itching of the skin and scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication.

What are the other precautions for Adapalene?

Avoid excess dosage.
It is recommended to use a mild soap and lukewarm water to wash with while on this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Adapalene?

Store it at room temperature (25C), away from excess heat and moisture.

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Abha Patidar 

Hi,
can u please suggest how Adacin/Adapelene be used. After applying it in the evening, can I apply any other cream in the morning because dryness caused is too much. Kindly suggest

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