Acnovate Gel contains two medicines, Clindamycin and Adapalene. Acnovate Gel is used for the treatment and management of acne. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and Adapalene is a derivative of vitamin A. Acnovate Gel inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause pimples, reduces swelling and prevents the formation of blemish due to the accumulation of oil and dirt. Excessive use of makeup and other skin products should be avoided while using this gel. Avoid using it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The popping of acne can lead to the spreading of bacteria and on the skin that can result in worsening of acne and acne scars....
Q: What precautions do I need to take before applying Acnovate 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 Acnovate Gel.
Q: For how long do I need to apply Acnovate 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 Acnovate Gel for children?
A: Safety and effectiveness of Acnovate 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 Acnovate Gel remove scars?
A: Yes, adapalene present in the medicine can help in reducing the scars after acne.
Q: How to apply Acnovate 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.