How it should be taken
It comes as a gel, a solution (liquid), and cream to apply to the skin as directed by your physician.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Topical- A thin film of gel should be applied once a day to affected areas after washing the skin.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Why it is 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.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
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.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), away from excess heat and moisture.