Acne 10 gel (topical)

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


Acne 10 gel, a topical medication in the retinoid class, stands as a crucial player in the arsenal against acne vulgaris. This dermatologist-prescribed gel contains the active ingredient adapalene, a third-generation synthetic retinoid that exerts its therapeutic effects on the skin. Designed for external use, the gel addresses a spectrum of acne manifestations, making it a popular choice for those dealing with various forms of this common skin condition.

The fundamental purpose of Acne 10 gel is to combat mild to moderate acne. Its efficacy extends to both non-inflammatory lesions, such as blackheads and whiteheads, and inflammatory lesions, where redness and swelling are prominent features. The gel’s mechanism of action involves regulating the turnover of skin cells and preventing the formation of microcomedones, the precursor to acne lesions.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation