What is Nicam gel?
Nicam gel is a treatment for mild to moderate acne, helping to ease the inflammation and redness in your spots. It can be used by everyone, from the children to the elderly, and is perfect for acne that appears on the face, back or chest.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition which leaves you suffering from spots, oily skin, and sometimes painful or hot skin. Some of the most common places where people experience acne include the face, back, and chest, and it can be very uncomfortable. Acne can affect people of all ages, but is most common in people aged between 11 – 30 and tends to improve as you grow older.
How will this product help to treat my acne?
Nicam gel contains the active ingredient nicotinamide, which is related to the essential Vitamin B3. It works as an anti-inflammatory, which helps to reduce redness, swelling, and inflammation in your spots or pimples.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
Nicam Gel is not currently known to interact with any other medications and should be safe to use with anything else you are taking. However, if you are taking other medications, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product to be sure that they are safe to use together.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Although there are currently no restrictions to using this product while pregnant or breastfeeding, a medical professional may wish to recommend another, more suitable treatment at this time.
How to use Nicam gel
Before using this product, wash your hands and the area you wish to treat and then pat dry with a clean towel. Apply a thin film of gel to the area and gently massage into the skin. For best results, use twice a day for as long as necessary.
When should this gel not be used?
Do not use Nicam Gel if you are allergic to nicotinamide or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is for use on the skin only, avoid contact with eyes, the inside of your nostrils, your lips, or the inside of your mouth. If you have sensitive skin, you may wish to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before using this product for the first time. To do this, apply a small amount of Nicam gel to a small area of skin and wait for 24 hours to see whether your skin reacts before using on larger areas, if suitable.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Nicam gel can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Local skin dryness. If this is unacceptable or causes peeling or irritation, try reducing the number of times you use this product to once a day or every other day
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction, e.g. itching, redness, swelling, burning sensation
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in the original packaging, do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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The active ingredient is nicotinamide (4% w/w).
The other ingredients are aluminium magnesium silicate, hypromellose, citric acid, macrogol lauryl ether, ethanol and purified water.
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