Freederm gel contains the active ingredient nicotinamide, which is a form of vitamin B3.
Nicotinamide has an anti-inflammatory effect when applied to the skin, which helps to reduce the inflammation and redness of inflammatory acne.
It can take several weeks for the beneficial effects to appear, so it is important to persevere with treatment. If there is no improvement in your skin within 12 weeks of use, or if your acne gets worse at any point, you should consult your doctor.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is not known to affect other medicines. However, if it is used in combination with other acne medications, you may find your skin becomes excessively dry. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if this is the case.