Acnovate Gel 15gm

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INTRODUCTION

ACNOVATE GEL is a combination of Adapalene, Clindamycin and Zinc acetate which belongs to a group of medicines known as Retinoids, Antibiotics, and Minerals. It is indicated to treat acne vulgaris.

Acne vulgaris is a long-term skin condition that occurs when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells which may be triggered by bacteria. It is characterised by uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red and tender bumps.

Before using ACNOVATE GEL, inform your doctor if you have areas of cuts, scrapes or sunburned skin or if you have a skin condition called eczema, diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel disease.

ACNOVATE GEL is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It should be used with caution in breastfeeding woman as it is excreted in breastmilk and may pass to the baby consult your doctor for advice.

ACNOVATE GEL is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 12 years of age. Consult with your physician.

The common side effects are skin dryness, skin irritation, urticaria (skin rash), skin oiliness, skin burning sensation. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF ACNOVATE GEL
Used to treat acne vulgaris  
HOW ACNOVATE GEL WORKS

ACNOVATE GEL is a combination of adapalene, clindamycin and zinc acetate which treats pimples (acne). Adapalene is a form of vitamin A which prevents accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil), unblocks the pores and allows natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. Clindamycin belongs to antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and works against acne-causing bacteria. Zinc acetate reduces the sebum production, inhibits the neutrophils and TNF production (substances responsible for inflammation), increases the tissue healing capacity and it also supress the bacterial growth.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. A thin film of ACNOVATE GEL should be applied, with the fingertips, in acne affected areas once a day after washing. Your doctor will decide the right dose depends on your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ACNOVATE GEL
COMMON
Skin dryness, irritation
Urticaria (skin rash)
Skin oiliness
Skin burning sensation
Erythema (redness of skin)
UNCOMMON
Signs of contact dermatitis include red rash, itching, peeling or ulcers
Skin discomfort
Sunburn
Pruritus (itchiness that creates an urge to scratch that area)
Skin peeling
Acne
RARE

Stop using ACNOVATE GEL and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

Swelling of the face, lips or throat which makes difficulty in swallowing and breathing, rash, itching, hives, and dizziness
Diarrhoea with mucus and blood
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin rash:

Try to avoid hot showers because it may cause skin irritation. Avoid frequent contact and rubbing over the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. If this symptom does not get better, speak to a doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
PREGNANCY

ACNOVATE GEL is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

ACNOVATE GEL should be used with caution in breastfeeding woman as it is excreted in breastmilk and may pass to the baby. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not use ACNOVATE GEL if you are allergic to Adapalene, Clindamycin and Zinc acetate or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before using ACNOVATE GEL, inform your doctor if you:

Have areas of cuts, scrapes or sunburned skin or if you have a skin condition called eczema
Have diarrhoea
Have inflammatory bowel disease (Ex. colitis, and pseudomembranous colitis
Or crohn’s disease)

Use in pediatrics:

ACNOVATE GEL is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 12 years of age. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using ACNOVATE GEL inform your doctor if you are taking:

Warfarin, acenocoumarol, fluindione (medicines used to prevent clotting of blood)
Retinoids like tretinoin, retinyl palmitate (medicines used to treat acne)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much of ACNOVATE GEL, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS
Drug :   Adapalene, Clindamycin, Zinc acetate
Pharmacological Category :   Retinoids, Lincomycin antibiotics, Minerals
Therapeutic Indication :   Acne Vulgaris           
Dosage Forms :   Gel
MORE INFORMATION
Keep ACNOVATE GEL out of reach of children
Store at a temperature below 25°C
FAQs ABOUT ACNOVATE GEL

Q: What is ACNOVATE GEL and why is it given?

A: ACNOVATE GEL is a combination of Adapalene, Clindamycin, and Zinc acetate. It is indicated for treatment of Acne vulgaris characterised by uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red and tender bumps.

Q: How to use ACNOVATE GEL?

A: A thin film of ACNOVATE GEL should be applied, with the fingertips, in acne affected areas once a day after washing. Dry the areas before applying and avoid contact with eyes and lips. It is for external use only.

Q: Is ACNOVATE GEL safe in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

A: ACNOVATE GEL is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It should be used with caution in breastfeeding woman as it is excreted in breastmilk and may pass to the baby. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Is ACNOVATE GEL safe for use in children?

A: ACNOVATE GEL is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 12 years of age. Consult your doctor for advice before using ACNOVATE GEL.

Q: Does ACNOVATE GEL cause skin rash?

A: Yes, it may cause skin rash in some individuals. Try to avoid hot showers because it may cause skin irritation. Avoid frequent contact and rubbing over the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. If this symptom does not get better, speak to a doctor.

REFERENCES

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2. Mrinal Gupta, Vikram K. Mahajan, Karaninder S. Mehta, and Pushpinder S. Chauhan. Zinc Therapy in Dermatology: A Review. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. July 2014. [Accessed 14th July 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4120804/

3. Capitanio B., Sinagra J. L. Role of clindamycin and zinc acetate in topic acne therapy. Edizioni Minerva Medica. March 2012. [Accessed 11th August 2022] https://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/esperienze-dermatologiche/article.php?cod=R50Y2012N01A0021&acquista=1

4. Suleyman Piskin and Erol Uzunali. A review of the use of adapalene for the treatment of acne vulgaris. A review of the use of adapalene for the treatment of acne vulgaris. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. August 2007. [Accessed 14th July 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374937/

5. Patrick B. Murphy; Karlyle G. Bistas; Jacqueline K. Le. Clindamycin. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. StatPearls. May 2022. [Accessed 14th July 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519574/

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
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PRODUCT DETAILS
Net Qty
1 N
Item Weight
30 g
Ingredient
ADAPALENE 1 mg CLINDAMYCIN 10MG ZINC ACETATE 12 MG
Hsn Code
30049099
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