Adaclene general information
What is Adaclene used for?
Adaclene gel 0.1% is used to treat acne vulgaris of the face, chest or back, including pimples, whiteheads and blackheads (comedones) and can also be used to treat acne cysts, which can be deep, painful and inflamed. Adaclene gel 0.1% gel helps combats the processes in the skin that cause clogged pores and lead to pimples and spots associated with acne, helping to clear up these skin blemishes as well as preventing the outbreak of new acne.
How does Adaclene work?
Adaclene gel 0.1% contains adapalene, which is a retinoid-like compound and a keratolytic medication that binds to specific retinoic acid receptors in the nucleus of skin cells and changes the way they behave. Acne is often associated with puberty which is when a surge of androgen hormones can over stimulate the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands in hair follicles). Skin cells that are shed from the lining of the hair follicle become trapped in sebum forming a plug below the surface of the skin, clogging the pores, which then attracts bacteria, so that the clogged pores become infected and inflamed, causing an acne outbreak. Adaclene gel 0.1% penetrates deep inside your pores to control the build-up of dead skin and sebum that leads to acne and also blocks the hardening processes of the outer skin layer (keratinisation and cornification) promoting the shedding of old hardened skin cells, while at the same time promoting growth of new skin cells. Adaclene gel 0.1% also blo
cks immune cells getting to the site of acne formation which inhibits the inflammatory reaction. This stops pores becoming clogged, infected and inflamed, reducing the outbreak of new pimples, whitehead and blackheads (comedones) as well as clearing up existing blemishes.
What does Adaclene contain?
Adaclene gel contains the active ingredient adapalene 0.1%, which is a retinoid-like compound and a keratolytic medication used to treat acne. Adaclene also contains preservatives methylparaben 0.1%, phenoxyethanol 0.25%, in a gel base.
Treating acne with Adaclene
Adaclene gel 0.1% contains adapalene, which is a retinoid-like compound and a keratolytic medication that binds to specific retinoic acid receptors in the nucleus of skin cells and changes the way they behave. Acne forms when over stimulation of the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands in hair follicles), which often happens in response a surge of androgen hormones at puberty, causes pores to become clogged with dead skin, and leads to the formation of new pimples, whitehead and blackheads (comedones), which can become infected and inflamed. Adaclene gel 0.1% penetrates deep inside the pores to control processes that lead to acne, stops pores becoming clogged and helping to prevent the outbreak of acne as well as clearing up existing blemishes.
What are the side effects of Adaclene?
The most commonly reported side effects when using Adaclene gel 0.1% include, itching, dryness, redness, burning or peeling at the site of application, which usually occur at the start of treatment and should ease with use.
When should Adaclene not be used?
You should not use Adaclene if you:
- are a sensitive or allergic to any of the components of Adaclene gel 0.1%
- are pregnant or may become pregnant
- have eczema or seborrhoeic dermatitis
- are using peeling agents, astringents or irritant products as these may produce additive irritant effects
How should Adaclene be used?
You should apply Adaclene gel 0.1% to the affected area of the skin once daily preferably in the evening before going to bed. Clean the skin with a mild soap or soap-free cleanser, rinse with water then apply a small amount with clean fingers and rub gently into the skin. Do not use large amounts or apply more often than directed, as your skin will not clear up faster, instead you may increase the chance for side effects like skin irritation. Avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids, inside of the nose and mouth, which are easily irritated areas. Do not apply to severely inflamed skin or to open lesions. Avoid excess sun exposure and use of oil-based makeups and creams or abrasive cosmetic products. You should use Adaclene gel 0.1 for as long as is recommended, usually it takes 8-12 weeks for your acne to clear up, with more improvement after further use.
How long should you take Adaclene?
You should use Adaclene gel 0.1% daily for as long as is recommended, usually it takes 8-12 weeks for your acne to clear up, with more improvement after further use.
Missed dose of Adaclene
If you miss a dose of Adaclene gel 0.1% apply it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next application, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Adaclene be stored?
You should store your Adaclene gel 0.1% at temperatures below 25°C and do not freeze.