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Adex Gel

Adex Gel (500g)

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Adex gel is a new daily emollient from Dermal Labs that is a dual-action treatment that moisturises dry skin as well as reducing redness and inflammation. It is a steroid-free option for the management and treatment of dry skin conditions that are prone to inflammation, such as eczema and psoriasis.

You can buy Adex gel online from The Independent Pharmacy for delivery as quickly as the next working day. 

Adex Gel Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 12

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Adex Gel?

Adex Gel is an emollient cream designed for daily use that also helps to fight redness and inflammation. It is an opaque white cream that is available in 500g pumps. It is designed for use in inflammatory skin conditions where regular use may help to prevent the need for stronger corticosteroid treatments, such as Betnovate or Eumovate.

Adex Gel can be used by adults and children over the age of 1 year.

 

How does Adex Gel work?

The moisturing properties of Adex gel are due to its high oil content (from liquid paraffin) and glycerol (a humectant), which holds water in the skin. The combination of these two ingredients make Adex Gel easily absorbed and highly moisturising, helping to prevent dry, cracked skin.

Adex Gel also has an anti-inflammatory action from the extra ingredient, nicotinamide, which is a form of vitamin B3 that works in a number of ways to reduce redness and inflammation. 

 

Adex Gel vs Doublebase

Adex Gel and Doublebase Gel are both emollient gels designed for regular use to keep skin healthy and moisturised when suffering from chronic dry skin conditions. Adex Gel has additional anti-inflammatory action due to the extra active ingredient, nicotinamide. Doublebase Gel does not have any inflammatory action, however, the new Doublebase Flare-Relief is an equivalent to Adex Gel.

 

Adex Gel Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.adexgel.com/Content/Documents/Adex Essential Information.pdf

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Adex Gel

  • Apply Adex Gel three times daily or as often as needed.
  • Before using the 500 g bottle, turn the top of the pump dispenser anti-clockwise to unlock it. After unlocking the first time, you will need to press down the pump dispenser several times to prime the pump before any product is dispensed.
  • Gently smooth Adex Gel over and around all dry and/or inflamed skin areas. For best results, use a few gentle strokes to smooth the gel across the skin in the same direction as hair growth (like stroking a cat or dog). If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. Do not rub the skin vigorously.
  • If you are using other topically applied products, any instructions supplied with the other product should be followed to allow adequate time for absorption before applying Adex Gel. The time allowed should normally be around 30 minutes for topical corticosteroids and up to 2 hours for certain calcineurin inhibitors. This is to avoid diluting the other product and spreading it to areas that do not need it.
  • Carry on using Adex Gel for as long as necessary – whether that may be only occasionally, e.g. during flares, or continuously if the added anti-inflammatory action is beneficial. If there is no improvement within 2 to 4 weeks, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Adex Gel is for generalised all-over application to the external skin. When using it on your face, keep the gel away from your eyes, and avoid getting it inside your nostrils, on your lips or inside your mouth. Accidental eye contact may cause irritation and should be rinsed out with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. If eye irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to use Adex Gel occasionally, do not worry, just carry on using the gel as described the next time you require it.

Adex Gel side effects

Emollients, like Adex Gel, can sometimes be associated with temporary tingling, itching or stinging, especially where the skin is broken or scratched. Regular use of emollients can help to restore damaged skin, so occurrence of such symptoms may subside after a few days of emollient treatment. However, if such symptoms occur and are troublesome or persist for more than a few minutes, after application of Adex Gel, or do not subside once the gel has been used for several days, stop using the gel and, if necessary, consult your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice.

Although it has been specially designed for use on irritated skin, in rare cases Adex Gel may cause mild rashes or allergic skin reactions on extremely sensitive skin. These rare effects tend to occur during or soon after the first few uses.

You should stop using this gel and tell a healthcare professional if:

  • Your skin condition seems to look or feel worse
  • Any of the side effects get serious, or you notice any other side effects not mentioned in this leaflet.
  • This product is accidentally swallowed, its oily ingredients may cause diarrhoea. If this happens:
    • Treat the symptoms as you would deal with any case of diarrhoea
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Do not attempt to cause vomiting.

Adex Gel ingredients

Adex Gel contains: Carbomer, glycerol, isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin, nicotinamide, phenoxyethanol, sorbitan laurate, trolamine and purified water.

Adex Gel is free from topical steroids, SLS, perfumes and parabens.

Adex Gel warnings

Allergies

Do not use Adex Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients listed in the 'Ingredients' section or Patient Information Leaflet.

Using other medicines

This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by, medicines taken orally at the same time. It can also be used in addition to any other emollients or applied treatments your doctor, nurse or pharmacist may have given or prescribed for you to use to treat your dry skin condition. If you are using other topically applied products, follow the instructions in 'Directions' section or in the Patient Information Leaflet to avoid diluting the other product and spreading it to areas that do not need it.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Vitamin B derivative requirements, such as nicotinamide, are increased during pregnancy and infancy. However, safety trials have not been conducted during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. With prolonged use over significant areas, it may be possible to exceed the recommended levels of nicotinamide during pregnancy. Therefore caution should be exercised, particularly in the first three months of pregnancy. If you are uncertain, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this product.

Flammable

Do not smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Adex Gel Reviews

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Ask our medical team for impartial information and advice about any treatment we provide or medical condition that we treat before you buy.

Authored By:

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Steve Stoddart

BPharm IP

Published on: 10-11-2020

Last modified on: 10-11-2020


Steve is an expert clinical pharmacist that has recently added prescribing to his repertoire.

Reviewed By:

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Dr Donald Grant

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP Dip.orth.med

Reviewed on: 10-11-2020

Next review date: 10-11-2022


Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy


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