General English name: Adapalene
Brand: Differin, Epiduo, Acnalen, Acnoz, Acnopal
Application: Mild to moderate acne
Adapalene cream medication information
Acne or pimples are common. Most people with acne are between the ages of 12 and 25, but some are younger or older. There are small sebaceous glands under your skin that make an oil called sebum that keeps your skin supple and smooth. Small pores on your skin allow sebum to reach the surface of your skin. In acne, some of these pores become clogged, causing small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
Applying Adapalene cream on acne-prone skin removes clogged pores and reduces inflammation. This cream is often used early in acne to help treat blackheads or whiteheads and mild inflamed spots by removing pores. This cream is suitable for use on the face, back, chest. Adapalene cream or gel is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Contraindications Adapalene cream
Your skin may become more sensitive than usual after taking Adapalene. Avoid exposure to strong light.
Avoid getting pregnant while taking medication. Ask your doctor about proper contraception.
Pay attention to the expiration date of Adapalene cream and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give Adapalene cream to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take Adapalene cream more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for adapalene drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Adapalene cream drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with Adapalene Cream include: drugs containing alpha hydroxy acids, drugs containing glycolic acid, hair perming solutions, drugs containing alcohol / lime / menthol (such as astringents, inks, lotions). Shaving, soap or cleanser, medications containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid, soap and cosmetics with a strong drying effect, other medications that may increase your sensitivity to sunlight. For example: fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin, tetracyclines, hydrogen chloride tablets such as hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs such as sulfamethoxazole, sulfamine, phenamazole, sulfamene
Tips to consider before using Adapalene cream
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is better for your doctor to know the following before using Adapalene cream:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding. You should not use Adapalene if you are likely to become pregnant.
- If you have a skin problem other than acne like eczema.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These creams contain all the creams available, whether prescribed for you or used without a doctor’s prescription.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Possible side effects of Adapalene cream
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Inflammation of the skin, redness, burning, dryness or flaking of the skin
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Adapalene.
How to store Adapalene cream
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.