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Acnicin Gel

By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
15g Gel in Tube
158.92*
MRP 193.80
15% OFF
3% EXTRA
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molecules
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Clindamycin(1.0 %) + Adapalene(0.1 %)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-ACNE

Medical Description

Acnicin Gel contains two medicines, Clindamycin and Adapalene. Acnicin Gel is used for the treatment and management of acne. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and Adapalene is a derivative of vitamin A. Ac...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Acnicin Gel

Treatment of acne vulgaris.
contraindications

Contraindications of Acnicin Gel

  • If you are allergic to Clindamycin, Adapalene or any other components of this gel.
  • If you have a history of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • If you have experienced diarrhoea upon antibiotic use.
sideEffects

Side effects of Acnicin Gel

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin peeling
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin
  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Swelling
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Acnicin Gel

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Acnicin Gel during pregnancy?
A:
Acnicin Gel is applied to the skin and the quantities which might get absorbed from the skin is too little. The chances of any effect in pregnancy are rare. Still, this medicine should be used only under medical supervision as components of this medicine are known to be unsafe during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. In case you have been prescribed this medicine, avoid using it in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Acnicin Gel while breastfeeding?
A:
It should not be applied to the breast or areas near the breast of breastfeeding mothers as there can be chances of ingestion of this by a breastfed infant. Avoid using it on large areas of skin or for a prolonged period.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Acnicin Gel?
A:
This medicine is to be applied to the affected area on the skin and It does not influence your driving ability. So, you can drive.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Acnicin Gel?
A:
There is no direct interaction between alcohol and Acnicin Gel. However, alcohol is known to worsen infection and inflammation; it's better to avoid consuming alcohol when you have been prescribed this gel.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience skin reactions like dryness, skin peeling, burning sensation.
  • Your skin may get more sensitive to sunlight after using this gel, protect the area from direct sunlight.
  • You have a history of inflammation of the colon or antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.
  • Acnicin Gelshould not come in contact with the eyes, mouth, nostrils or internal surfaces of the skin.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine, wash with warm water immediately.
  • You should not use this gel if you are prone to allergies (atopic).
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Acnicin Gel

How Does It Work?

Acnicin Gel works by the combined action of its two components Clindamycin and Adapalene. Clindamycin inhibits the protein synthesis in the bacteria responsible for causing infection and thus inhibit...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Acnicin Gel

  • Use this Acnicin Gel as directed by your doctor for external use only.
  • Apply it on the skin surface free from cuts & wounds.
  • Wash your hands before & after using this medicine.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this gel, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container directly to the infected area of the skin.
interactions

Interactions of Acnicin Gel

Interactions with other medicines

  • Acnicin Gel is meant for local application on skin and thus is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally.
  • However, it may interact with other topically applied medicine. Discuss with your doctor if you are already on another topical medicine.
  • Be cautious if you are taking oral anticoagulants like Warfarin, Acenocoumarol and Fluindione as components of this medicine may interact with the gel. Regular monitoring of blood coagulation paramete...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Acnicin Gel

  • Store this medicine below 30°C.
  • Try to keep it out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Acnicin Gel

Overdose

As Acnicin Gel is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have overapp...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any application of this gel, apply it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next application, skip the missed application and continue with your regular schedule. Do not overapp...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What precautions do I need to take before applying Acnicin Gel?

  • Do not use it for a longer time than your doctor suggested.
  • Do not apply the gel to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds.
  • Do not use this medicine in or around the eyes, lips or inside the nose.
  • Rub in gently and well on the infected part of the skin.
  • Wash your hands before and after application of Acnicin Gel.

Q: For how long do I need to apply Acnicin Gel?

A: Keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a short time. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your acne may return or get worse.

Q: Can I use Acnicin Gel for children?

A: Safety and effectiveness of Acnicin Gel in pediatric patients under the age of 12 have not been established. Hence its is not recommended to use in children unless prescribed by a doctor. Please avoid self-medication.

Q: Does Acnicin Gel remove scars?

A: Yes, adapalene present in the medicine can help in reducing the scars after acne.

Q: How to apply Acnicin Gelon the face?

  • Wash your face with a soap or face wash and pat it dry.
  • Wash your hands before applying this gel.
  • Apply a thin layer, rub it thoroughly and let it get absorbed.
  • Avoid touching and pressing the acne, pimple too firmly while using it.
  • Repeat it as prescribed by your doctor.

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Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2021 | 10:47 AM (IST)
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