Adex Gel is for generalised all-over application to the skin. Apply it three times daily or as often as needed.
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.
Apply a sufficient amount so that the skin looks shiny and allow time for Adex Gel to soak in. Remember that exposed areas such as the face, neck and hands may need more frequent treatment.
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.
Using Adex Gel even when the skin looks and feels 'normal', will help maintain the improvement and may help to increase the time between flare-ups, and may also help reduce the amount of topical steroids required.