Acnedap Gel 15gm

Acne Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ACNEDAP GEL contains Dapsone which belongs to the group of medicines called Sulfone antibiotics. It is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris (a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles are blocked with dead skin cells, bacteria and sebum). The most common symptoms of acne vulgaris are pimples, redness, blackhead and white heads.

Before using ACNEDAP GEL, inform your doctor if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, methemoglobinemia (a type of blood disorder) and if you are using other products including cosmetics or medicines applied to the skin.

ACNEDAP GEL should be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding only if clearly advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

This medicine is not recommended for use in children (younger than 12 years of age). ACNEDAP GEL should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before using the medicine.

The most common side effects associated with the use of ACNEDAP GEL are oiliness/ peeling, redness and dryness. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect worsens.

USES OF ACNEDAP GEL

  • Treats acne vulgaris

HOW ACNEDAP GEL WORKS

ACNEDAP GEL works as both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of acne vulgaris. As an antibacterial agent, it works by inhibiting the synthesis of folic acid which is necessary for the growth of bacteria. Thus, stops the multiplication of bacteria. As an anti-inflammatory agent, it decreases inflammation and heals the breakout.    

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply ACNEDAP GEL as directed by your doctor. It is for topical use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the areas of your skin that have acne. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and mucous membranes. Rub the medicine gently and completely. Wash your hands after applying ACNEDAP GEL. Your doctor will decide the duration and frequency of this medicine depending upon severity of the condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ACNEDAP GEL

COMMON

  • oiliness/peeling
  • redness
  • dryness

UNCOMMON

  • application site dryness, redness, burning and itching
  • fever
  • common cold
  • sinusitis
  • pain or irritation in the throat
  • cough
  • joint sprain
  • headache

RARE

Stop using ACNEDAP GEL consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of methemoglobinemia (such as dizziness, breathlessness, slate grey or blueish coloring of the skin, especially in buccal mucous membranes, lips and nail beds)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin redness or itching:

Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Avoid sun exposure or UV rays as it may sensitize your skin. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when going outdoor. Regularly moisturize your skin after consulting the doctor. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Skin dryness:

Drink lot of fluids. Apply moisturizer several times a day after consulting your doctor. Do not take bath for long time (not more than 5-10 minutes) and use warm water for bathing. Choose fabric clothes to wear. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Headache:

Use a heating pad or hot compress. Ease pressure on your scalp or head. Try taking rest in a quiet and dark room. Keep yourself hydrated and practice relaxation. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve or gets worse.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ACNEDAP GEL should be used during pregnancy only if considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.   

BREASTFEEDING

ACNEDAP GEL should be used during breast-feeding only if considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using ACNEDAP GEL.  

ALLERGY

Do not use ACNEDAP GEL if you are allergic to dapsone or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

ACNEDAP GEL is not recommended for use if you:

  • have congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia

Before using ACNEDAP GEL inform your doctor if you:

  • are using other products including cosmetics or medicines applied to the skin
  • have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
  • have history of slate grey or blueish discoloration of skin, mucous membranes, lips and nail beds due to lack of sufficient oxygen in the blood (methemoglobinemia)

Use in pediatrics:

ACNEDAP GEL can be used in children of age 12 to 17 years. This medicine is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years of age. Consult your child’s doctor before using ACNEDAP GEL to your child.   

Use in geriatrics:

ACNEDAP GEL should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above).  Consult your doctor before using ACNEDAP GEL.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-drug interactions:

Before using ACNEDAP GEL, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, nitrofurantoin (used in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract)
  • topical benzoyl peroxide (used to treat acne)
  • sulphonamides such as sulfadiazine, sulfamethizole (used in the treatment of bacterial infections)
  • acetaminophen, acetanilide (used to relive pain)
  • nitroprusside, nitrates and nitrites such as glyceryl trinitrate (used to treat angina)
  • benzocaine (used to relieve pain)
  • oral dapsone (used to treat leprosy, dermatitis herpetiformis)
  • pamaquine, chloroquine, para-amino salicylic acid, quinine (used to treat and prevent malaria)
  • phenacetin (used to treat fever)
  • phenobarbital, phenytoin (used in the treatment of fits)

Over dosage:

ACNEDAP GEL is only for topical use, it is not for oral use. If oral ingestion occurs, consult your doctor or visit the nearby hospital immediately.

 

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Dapsone
Pharmacological Category :   Sulfone antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Acne vulgaris          
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Gel

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep the medicine away from children
  • Store at room temperature (15-30°C)

FAQs ABOUT ACNEDAP GEL

What should I tell my doctor before using ACNEDAP GEL?

Before using ACNEDAP GEL inform your doctor if you are using other products including cosmetics or medicines applied to the skin, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, history of slate grey or blueish discoloration of skin, mucous membranes, lips and nail beds due to lack of sufficient oxygen in the blood (methemoglobinemia).

How should I use ACNEDAP GEL?

Use ACNEDAP GEL exactly as told by your doctor. ACNEDAP GEL is usually used on your affected skin twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Wash the areas of your skin where you apply the medicine. Gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the areas of your skin that have acne. A pea sized amount ACNEDAP GEL will usually be enough. Rub the medicine gently and completely.

What are the most common side effects of ACNEDAP GEL?

The most common side effects of ACNEDAP GEL are skin dryness, redness and oiliness/peeling of the skin. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms get worse.

How does ACNEDAP GEL work?

ACNEDAP GEL works as both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of acne vulgaris. As an antibacterial agent, it works by inhibiting the synthesis of folic acid which is necessary for the growth of bacteria. Thus, stops the multiplication of bacteria. As an anti-inflammatory agent, it decreases inflammation and heals the breakout.    

Can ACNEDAP GEL be used in pregnant and breast-feeding women?

ACNEDAP GEL should be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding only if advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor for advice before using the medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding mother.     

REFERENCES

1. Gottfried Wozel; Christian Blasum. Research gate. 2013. [Accessed on May 7th 2022] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259206338_Dapsone_in_dermatology_and_beyond/link/02e7e5326cf1216efe000000/download.

2. Bausch Health. Aczone Topical Gel 5% w/w (Dapsone). [Revised in June 2020] [Accessed on May 7th 2022] https://pdf.hres.ca/dpd_pm/00057223.PDF

3. Taro pharmaceuticals lnc. NIH National Library of Medicine; National centre for biotechnology information. Dailymed. [Revised in July 2018] [Accessed on May 7th 2022] https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=97e6444c-1496-4508-9434-8a2a93225e17

4. QLT. U.S. Food and Drug administration. Dapsone. [Revised in May 2016] [Accessed on May 7th 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/021794lbl.pdf

5. Cipla Ltd. Acnedap Gel (Dapsone). Ciplamed. [Revised in April 2018] [Accessed on May 7th 2022] https://www.ciplamed.com/content/acnedap-gel

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Swab or scrapping of a lesion or pustule

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    25 g
    Ingredient
    DAPSONE 5%W/W
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Acnedap Gel 15gm

Acnedap Gel 15gm Mkt: Cipla Ltd

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