Acnedap Gel is usually gentle on your skin. However, in some cases, it may cause side effects like skin peeling, irritation, redness, burning sensation, or dryness at the site of application. Consult your doctor if these side effects are bothering you for a long time or getting worse.
Acnedap Gel is for external use only. The dose and duration of treatment will be determine by your doctor base on the severity of your condition. Apply a thin layer of this gel to the affecte area as instructe by your doctor. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor, as your acne may get worse. Use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun as Gel can make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
Gel should be avoided if you are allergic to it. It is not recommend for use in children less than 12 years of age due to the lack of safety and efficacy data. Inform your doctor about your current medications or other skin conditions you have before starting the treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Read more : acnedap
SIDE EFFECTS OF GEL
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects
- Oily skin
- Skin peeling
- Dry skin
- Erythema (skin redness)
Uses of Acnedap Gel
Acnedap Gel 15 gm contains Dapsone used to treat acne (pimples). Gel 15 gm inhibits the production of folic acid (vitamin) necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, it stops or slows down the growth of bacteria causing acne and heals the skin by reducing swelling and redness. Also, Gel 15 gm may be used in the treatment of leprosy (an infectious disease that causes skin lesions and nerve damage).
Directions for Use
Wash your hands before and after applying Acnedap Gel 15 gm. Apply a small amount of Acnedap Gel 15 gm as a thin layer and gently rub on the clean and dry affected area of the skin as advised by your doctor. Gel is only for external use. Avoid contact of Gel with mouth, eyes or vagina as it may cause irritation. In case Gel comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.
HOW TO USE ACNEDAP GEL
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
HOW ACNEDAP GEL WORKS
Acnedap Gel is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the production of folic acid in acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), thereby stopping their growth. In addition, its antiinflammatory effects help reduce redness and swelling due to acne.
Q. Is Acnedap Gel an immunosuppressant or a steroid?
Acnedap Gel is neither an immunosuppressant nor a steroid. It has anti-inflammatory (reduces, swelling, and itching) and antimicrobial (kills germs) properties. It is thought to act by eliminating microbes as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect on acne.
Q. Can Acnedap Gel be use during pregnancy and lactation?
It is not know if Acnedap Gel can harm your unborn baby. Therefore, it is recommend to avoid it during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns. Acnedap Gel can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. Your doctor will decide whether it is safe to continue or not.
Q. How should Acnedap Gel be applied?
Wash and pat dry the area where you want to apply Acnedap Gel gel. Apply a pea-sized amount of gel in a thin layer to the areas of your skin that have acne. Rub it gently and completely. It may feel gritty and you may see particles in the gel. Remember to wash your hands after applying the gel.
Q. How long should Acnedap Gel be used?
Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment required. However, it is generally recommended that Acnedap Gel be used for 12 weeks (3 months).
Q. Can Acnedap Gel cause anemia?
Patients with deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) have a greater risk of developing low hemoglobin level while using this medicine. But using the gel on the skin does not put enough Acnedap Gel in the blood to cause clinical symptoms of hemolytic anemia (breakdown of red blood cells).
Q. What medicines should be avoid while using Acnedap Gel?
Tell your doctor if you are taking dapsone tablets, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole tablets or any antimalarial medications. If you take these medicines while using Acnedap Gel, you may be more susceptible to certain side effects. Tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines which need to be apply to the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide. Using both these medicines together may make your skin or facial hair temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.
Q. How to use Acnedap Gel?
Before using Acnedap Gel, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Acnedap Gel gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritate.
Q. How long should I use Acnedap Gel?
Use Acnedap Gel for the duration advised by your doctor. You may have to use it for several months to clear your acne completely. Even the initial benefits may take several weeks to appear following which you shall be able to note a gradual but definite improvement. Usually, Acnedap Gel should be use for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Acnedap Gel during each course of treatment.
Q. What does Acnedap Gel do for acne?
Acnedap Gel treats and prevents acne by stopping the growth of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) which causes it. Acne is an extremely common skin condition. During adolescence, grease glands in the skin produce extra grease in response to normal amounts of sex hormones in the body which can cause blocked pores (i.e., blackheads). When this happens, the pores get invaded by bacteria. As a result, certain chemicals are produced which go into deeper parts of the skin to produce red spots fill with pus, called acne. Acnedap Gel effectively cures the inflammation and discomfort associated with acne, commonly known as pimples.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Acnedap Gel?
Be careful not to get Acnedap Gel into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Gel if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines.
Do not cover the area being treat with Gel with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommend to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advise will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Gel only if prescribe by the doctor.
Q. What should I do if I forget to use Acnedap Gel?
If you forget to use Gel, do not worry and continue using Acnedap Gel as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.
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