Adapen Gel (Adapalene)
What is Adapen Gel (Adapalene) used for?
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) is a topical gel used to treat acne. It reduces the amount of acne pimples, while also preventing pimples from forming under the skin. This treatment also helps pimples to quickly heal. The active ingredient in this medication is a type of retinoid, which works by affecting the cells ability to grow while also reducing inflammation.
How should I use Adapen Gel (Adapalene)?
Adapen Gel (Adapalene) comes in the form of a gel, which should be directly applied to the skin. Patients are usually told to take it once per day, just before going to bed. Patients should note that their acne may worsen during the first few weeks of treatment. However, after 8 to 12 weeks of treatment, patients should notice an improvement in their condition. You should continue using this gel, even if your condition appears to worsen at first. Patients should not stop using this gel unless told to do so by their physician.
What are the side effects of Adapen Gel (Adapalene)?
Some side effects of Adapen Gel (Adapalene) may be noticed at the application site, such as:
If you notice that these side effects become serious or bothersome, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Adapen Gel (Adapalene). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.