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Avindo 2 % Gel

Manufactured byAdcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAzithromycin
Description

Avindo 2 % Gel is a macrolide antibiotic used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Avindo 2 % Gel

Azifast 2 % Gel
Ipca Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Avindo 2 % Gel

  • Dry or scaly skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Skin irritation

Uses of Avindo 2 % Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine. Also, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to azithromycin, any other macrolides, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine. Also, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

External use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Concomitant use with other anti-acne agents

This medicine should be used with extreme caution when it is used along with other medicines for the treatment of acne. Combined use may increase the risk of severe adverse reactions such as skin peeling, irritation, dryness, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antibiotics

Topical corticosteroids

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin film of the gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve within 6 to 8 weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause acne.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Macrolides

Schedule

Schedule H

Azithromycin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 22 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00207

Azithromycin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 13 September 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Azithromycin
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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Sep 2019

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