DERIVA MS Gel 15gm


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Drug Information for DERIVA MS Gel 15gm

What is DERIVA MS Gel used for?

DERIVA MS Gel gel is used on the face, chest or back for treatment of mild to moderate acne, where there are blackheads, spots and pimples.

DERIVA MS Gel may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does DERIVA MS Gel work?

  • DERIVA MS Gel is a retinoid-like compound which
    • penetrates deep inside the skin pores and prevents the build-up of dead skin and sebum that leads to acne formation;
    • blocks the hardening processes of the outer skin layer which helps in shedding of old hardened skin cells, thereby promoting growth of new skin cells;
    • blocks the inflammatory reaction, which help to reduce soreness and irritation of skin.

How to use DERIVA MS Gel?

  • The application of topical gel of DERIVA MS Gel depends on medical condition of an individual. Apply DERIVA MS Gel gel as prescribed by your doctor.
  • DERIVA MS Gel gel is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
  • Apply DERIVA MS Gel at night before going to bed. Wash the area to be applied with water thoroughly. Make sure the skin is clean and dry before applying the medicine.
  • Take a thin film of DERIVA MS Gel gel on your fingertip and apply on the affected area gently.
  • Wash your hands properly after applying DERIVA MS Gel gel.
  • Avoid application of DERIVA MS Gel into eyes or lips.
  • Do not apply DERIVA MS Gel on cuts, abrasion or eczematous skin.
  • DERIVA MS Gel is not to be used in adolescent and children below 12 years of age.
  • Do not discontinue DERIVA MS Gel without doctor’s advice.
  • If you miss a dose of DERIVA MS Gel gel, please apply it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

If you have used more DERIVA MS Gel gel than advised by your doctor or have accidentally swallowed DERIVA MS Gel gel, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of excess use of DERIVA MS Gel on skin are:

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin
  • Peeling of skin
  • Discomfort on skin

What are the drugs that interact with DERIVA MS Gel?

Drugs that interact with DERIVA MS Gel:

  • Aromatic and Alcoholic agents
  • Astringents
  • Peeling agents
  • Skin abrasive cleaners
  • Skin drying agents

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DERIVA MS Gel?

Most common side effects of DERIVA MS Gel are:

  • Dry skin
  • Irritation of the skin
  • Burning sensation of the skin
  • Redness of the skin (erythema)

Please stop application of DERIVA MS Gel gel and contact your physician immediately if you have

  • irritant contact dermatitis (blistering, cracking skin, swelling, stiffness of skin, ulcers on skin, sore skin forming crust);
  • skin discomfort, pain and swelling of skin;
  • sunburn;
  • itching of the skin;
  • peeling skin;
  • irritation, redness, itching or swelling of the eyelids;
  • flare up of acne.

This is not a comprehensive list of side effects. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking DERIVA MS Gel?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on DERIVA MS Gel.
  • If you are using other medications for acne like benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin or clindamycin, they may be applied in the morning and DERIVA MS Gel may be applied at night time.
  • If you have a hypersensitivity skin reaction, please stop using DERIVA MS Gel gel immediately.
  • If you have applied DERIVA MS Gel gel by mistake into eyes, mouth, nostrils or mucous membrane, wash immediately with warm water.
  • DERIVA MS Gel has propylene glycol (E1520) as excipient which may cause skin irritation and parahydroxybezoate (E218), which may cause allergic reactions.

You are advised not to take DERIVA MS Gel if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
  • you have severe form of acne

What should you tell your doctor before taking DERIVA MS Gel?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to DERIVA MS Gel or to any ingredients of this medicine.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

What should you do when you have used more DERIVA MS Gel?

If you have used more DERIVA MS Gel gel than advised by your doctor or have accidentally swallowed DERIVA MS Gel gel, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of excess use of DERIVA MS Gel on skin are:

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin
  • Peeling of skin
  • Discomfort on skin

Frequently Asked questions about DERIVA MS Gel

  1. How should DERIVA MS Gel be stored?
  2. DERIVA MS Gel gel should be stored below 25° C in a cool, dry place. Keep the medicine away from sunlight and do not freeze the medicine. Keep the medicine out of reach from children.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using DERIVA MS Gel gel?
  4. There are no dietary restrictions if you are taking DERIVA MS Gel.

  5. How long will it take for DERIVA MS Gel to work?
  6. It may take up to 3 months for DERIVA MS Gel gel to work. Please consult your doctor for more information.

  7. Can I go out in the sun while applying DERIVA MS Gel?
  8. If possible, limit your sun exposure. If you are going outside, apply sunscreen as advised by your doctor. If you are using DERIVA MS Gel gel in the morning, then let is dry first and then apply the sunscreen.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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