AP GEL contains Adapalene which belongs to the group of medicines called retinoic acid derivatives. It is used for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients aged 12 years or older. It can be applied on the face, neck and back where the skin has lots of pimples, blackheads and dark spots. Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that occurs in teens, when hair follicles of the skin plug with oil and dead skin cells. Symptoms includes inflammation, large, reddish pus-filled pimples and formation of comedones. Adapalene modulates keratinization and differentiation of follicular epithelial cells. It also has anti-inflammatory action which reduces soreness and irritation on the skin surface and reduces acne outbreaks. Along with the treatment, avoid exposure to sunlight or other artificial UV light as much as possible.
Apply a thin film of this medicine on the affected areas of the face and/or trunk. Do not apply this medicine on cut or scraped skin. After using this medicine continuously for 3 months, it is important to consult the doctor for accessing the improvements. Do not apply too much of this medicine, as it may result in skin irritation. The most common side effect of applying this medicine are dry skin, skin irritation or redness and burning sensation. Contact your doctor if any of these symptom bothers you. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor before application. Although, application of AP GEL is considered safe in breastfeeding women, avoid applying on the chest to avoid contact exposure for infants.