Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient

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What is Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient

Adex Gel is a steroid-free emollient with high moisturising and protective levels suitable for reducing inflammation/ redness. It is especially suitable for people suffering from eczema and psoriasis. With an added anti-inflammatory medicinal substance, this white opaque gel helps to ease topical flares while reducing patient’s reliance on corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and/or other potent medications.

Adex Gel has a high oil content with added glycerol and humectant to retain moisture. It helps dry skin hold more water, therefore reducing “itch attacks” or random flare-ups. Adex Gel is safe to use for all body parts and will not irritate the skin. It is safe to use during flare-ups or as much as needed.

How Should I Use Adex Gel?

Adex Gel is suitable for anyone over 12 months and could be used for an all-over application to the skin. Apply Adex Gel three times daily or as often as needed. To use the 500g bottle, turn the top of the pump dispenser anti-clockwise in order to unlock it. Press down the pump dispenser after unlocking. You may need to pump a number of times before Adex Gel is dispensed.

Apply Adex Gel is needed all around dry and inflamed skin areas. Gently stroke the gel across your skin in the direction of hair growth, as if petting a cat or dog. Allow some time for any excess gel to soak in and avoid irritating your skin by rubbing it vigorously.

Wait 0.5- 2 hours before applying Adex Gel if you are using other topical medicines. Adex Gel should be used 30 minutes after topical steroids, and up to 2 hours for certain calcineurin inhibitors. Allowing time in between medications is important as to avoid mixing up or product dilution.

Use Adex Gel as long as necessary. It could be occasionally, or continuously if you find the gel beneficial for your skin. Please seek medical advice if there is no improvement within 2 to 4 weeks.

How does Adex Gel work?

Adex Gel provides simplified relief for irritated and dry skin because it is primarily supplemented with an anti-inflammatory medicinal substance, called Nicotinamide. Unlike steroids, it does not damage the skin while healing it. This substance is related to vitamin B3, which helps reduce skin redness and inflammation. The high oil content provides a high level of moisture which prevents future inflammations. Adex Gel is safe to use regularly as part of your regular skin routine if you find it beneficial for you.

How long do I use Adex Gel before I notice a difference?

Up to 95% of participants in a study reported improvement in their skin condition after using Adex Gel three times daily, for two weeks. After two weeks, you may start using Adex Gel whenever you feel necessary (occasionally, as an addition to another medicine, or daily). Adex Gel should help your skin become softer, smoother, moisturised, and most importantly-- feel comfortable.

Other than noticing better texture and less inflammation on your skin, you will also find that Adex Gel helps you use less topical steroids. However, if you are having adverse reactions to Adex Gel, be sure to contact your GP or one of Click Pharmacy’s consultants.

What are the side effects of Adex Gel?

Emollients are highly effective in spiking moisture levels in dry skin, but they can sometimes be associated with temporary tingling, itching, or stinging. This usually occurs when the skin is broken or scratched, so avoid irritating your skin by scratching when inflammation occurs. Typically, regular use of Adex Gel will help with these symptoms after a few days. However, if itching or stinging persists for more than a few minutes, stop using the gel immediately.  If you find it necessary, consult your doctor or GP for advice. 

Adex Gel is specially formulated for broken and problem skin, though in rare cases it may cause an adverse allergic reaction on extremely sensitive skin. Stop using Adex Gel immediately if your skin condition seems to look or feel worse, or if you are experiencing any other adverse reactions.

When shouldn’t I use Adex Gel?

Be sure to refer to the ingredients list before purchasing or using Adex Gel. Do not use Adex Gel if you are allergic/ hypersensitive to any of these ingredients:

  • Carbomer
  • Glycerol
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Liquid paraffin
  • Nicotinamide
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sorbitan laurate
  • Trolamine

 Adex Gel is not known to affect oral medicines but do avoid using it simultaneously with other topical medication. Allow some time (0.5- 2 hours) in between applying different emollients to avoid diluting.

Adex Gel contains nicotinamide, which is a Vitamin B derivative that generally increases during pregnancy and infancy. While there is no study of Adex Gel usage on pregnant women, it is possible to exceed the balanced amount of nicotinamide during pregnancy if you are using Adex Gel for a prolonged period of time over significant areas. If you are uncertain, contact your GP or one of Click Pharmacy’s practitioners before using this product.

What makes Adex Gel different from Cortizone 10?

Adex Gel does not contain steroids, unlike Cortizone 10. Adex Gel is, therefore, milder while being just as effective, for anyone aged 1 or above. It is also safe to use on the face and scalp without damaging the skin. Adex Gel does not damage the skin permanently.

How effective is Adex Gel?

Adex Gel is one of the safest and most effective medications to treat eczema and other skin conditions such as psoriasis. Nicotinamide, the anti-inflammatory medicinal substance used in Adex Gel, is steroid-free and effective in reducing skin rashes and irritations. In a study of 48 patients, nearly 95% of participants reported that their skin has benefited from using Adex Gel.

Typical anti-inflammatory medicines contain steroids (corticosteroids), which are useful in reducing flare-ups at the cost of permanent damage on the skin. Steroid effects on the skin include pigmentation, thinning of the skin, widened blood vessels, and fungal/bacterial infections. Adex Gel is steroid-free, therefore safe to use on anyone above 12 months, and can be used on body parts including the face.

Can I buy Adex Gel online?

Yes, you can purchase Adex Gel online at Click Pharmacy easily and discreetly. If you are unsure about compatibility, you can either book an appointment with your GP to discuss, or else you may prefer to book an appointment with one of Click Pharmacy’s own prescribers. They can offer advice and supply a prescription for the necessary dosage. Adex Gel comes in a 500g pump bottle. There is a simple and quick questionnaire to complete so that our doctors can assess a suitable treatment for you after which you can check out quickly and easily. If you want a quick delivery, you can choose our Next Day Delivery service at the checkout stage of the process.

What dose should I choose?

Adex Gel comes in a small 25g tube, a 100g tube, and a big 500g pump bottle. Pick the size that is suitable for your needs. You may consult your doctor to confirm which is ideal for you or you may consult our specialist doctors at Click Pharmacy for further advice.

What is Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin used for?

Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin is a gel used for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin. However, if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

How does Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin treat skin conditions?

Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin forms a protective barrier over the skin. This locks in moisture, allowing for the skin to remain hydrated and treat skin conditions.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

You should consult with a doctor, pharmacist or midwife before using Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is to ensure the baby is not caused harm in any way.

How often should I use Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

It is generally advised to use Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin around 3 times a day at regular intervals.

How should I use Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

You should apply a thin even layer of the gel all across infected areas. The gel should be gently massaged into the skin to ensure a barrier is formed.

Can children use Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin is suitable to be used by adults and children over the age of 1 years old. It must not be used by babies under the age of 1 years old.

How should I store Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

You should store Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.

What if I forget to use Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

If you forget to apply your dose of Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin, you should apply the gel as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is almost time for your next dose you should skip the dose you just missed and continue as normal. You should never take two doses at once, even if you are making up for a missed dose.

Can I combine other skincare products with Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin?

You should avoid using too many skincare products while using Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin. You should stick to using a mild cleanser and moisturiser to ensure your skin heals effectively.

Like all medicines, after using Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin you are likely to experience a number of side effects. It is important to note that not everyone experiences the same side effects, and side effects should improve over time. Possible side effects include the following:

  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Flaking of skin
  • Redness
  • Dry skin

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient for Dry Skin immediately and seek medical advice from a professional as soon as possible.

Carefully read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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