Adapalene (ADAFERIN Gel) 0.1% w/v gel is a topical retinoid used for the treatment and maintenance of mild to severe acne (acne vulgaris) or pimple breakouts. Each gel contains 0.1% w/v of Adapalene as its active ingredient.
Drug = Adapalene
Strength = 0.1%
How to use
Adapalene gel or cream is applied to the affected area once daily just before bedtime. Apply thinly onto clean skin. To ensure that the area of application is devoid of oil, one may use a mild cleansing agent.
Use adapalene as prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose.
Dosage of Adapalene (ADAFERIN Gel) 0.1%
Adult: 0.1% solution/cream or 0.3% gel: Apply thinly onto affected areas once daily at night after cleansing.
Missed Dose of Adapalene (ADAFERIN Gel) 0.1%
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then adjust the timing
Overdose of Adapalene (ADAFERIN Gel) 0.1%
In cases of overt application of Adapalene, please seek medical help.
There is no data available for contraindications of Adapalene.
Side Effects of Adapalene (ADAFERIN Gel) 0.1%
Adapalene may have the following side effects:
- Skin irritation on the area of application appears as redness, dry, flaky skin
- Stinging and burning sensation
- Pimple breakouts
- Uneven skin discoloration
Do not apply Adapalene with the following:
- Peeling agents
- Strong astringents
- Abrasive cleaners
- Strong drying agents
- Irritant products
Inform your physician if you are using any off label medications or over the counter products.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Adapalene.
How Does It Work?
Adapalene binds to particular receptors of retinoic acid capable of controlling the activator protein 1 (AP1) DNA transcription that recognizes the bacterium Cutibacterium acnes, the bacterium responsible for acne vulgaris.
Adapalene is used to treat the following conditions:
- Acne vulgaris
Special Precautions and Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- Do not apply to broken, sunburnt and eczematous skin
- Pregnant or lactating mothers
- Store between 20-25°C and protected from light.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Adapalene after the date marked on the bottom of the box.