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Added Extra,
Added Confidence, Adex Gel

An emollient with an added ancillary anti‑inflammatory action

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  • Developed as a first-line treatment for dry skin conditions prone to inflammation, such as mild to moderate eczema and psoriasis
  • An easily absorbed, highly moisturising gel
  • Specially formulated emollient with an added anti‑inflammatory medicinal substance to help reduce inflammation and redness
  • Recommended for use as long as necessary – either occasionally, such as during flares, or continuously
  • Suitable for frequent and regular application
  • Does not contain steroids
  • Can be used all over the body including on the face and in flexures
  • For use by adults, the elderly and children over 1 year of age

What is Adex Gel?

Adex Gel emollient offers an effective, simple and different approach to the treatment and management of mild to moderate eczema and psoriasis.

Adex Gel emollient can also help reduce inflammation and redness because Adex Gel provides added extra anti‑inflammatory action.

Adex Gel is a highly moisturising and protective emollient which also contains an added, ancillary anti‑inflammatory medicinal substance to help reduce inflammation and redness. Its emollient properties are derived from a high oil content and from the inclusion of glycerol, as a humectant. The added ancillary anti‑inflammatory action is provided by nicotinamide, a medicinal substance which is a form of vitamin B3, which has been shown to exhibit noticeable anti‑inflammatory action.

Adex Gel is a versatile first‑line treatment for dry skin prone to inflammation. Adex Gel can be used all over and for as long as necessary – whether only occasionally, such as during flares, or continuously.

A Simple Approach

Adex Gel provides a simplified treatment and management regimen because its primary emollient action is supplemented with an ancillary anti‑inflammatory medicinal substance.

Adex Gel is a simple, novel treatment with directions for use which are easy for patients to follow, giving them confidence to manage their condition.

Adex Gel may help improve patient outcomes by offering a novel emollient preparation which is both highly moisturising and has an ancillary anti-inflammatory action, making adherence simple and convenient.
Adex Gel can be used on its own to manage dry skin conditions and help reduce inflammation and redness.

Simple to prescribe. Simple to use.

Adex Gel is suitable for patients who:

  • Would like a simple routine to help adherence
  • Are looking for an intermediate step in their management plan, between emollient alone and emollient plus topical corticosteroids
  • Would prefer not to restart topical corticosteroids if possible
  • Need help to avoid overuse of topical corticosteroids
  • Are affected on areas such as the face where the skin is thinner
  • Are 1 years old or over

Frees up time – Adex Gel is a convenient emollient with an ancillary anti-inflammatory medicinal substance in a single product*

*Adex Gel may also be used in conjunction with a topical corticosteroid (or immunomodulator) if considered necessary

Simple and different!
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Adex Gel Information

  • Adex Gel emollient is a useful treatment option to manage dry skin conditions predisposed to flare-ups.
  • Adex Gel is the first and only product in the Drug Tariff emollient class - 'Preparations containing nicotinamide'
  • Adex Gel's primary emollient action is supplemented with an anti-inflammatory - making it a simple and convenient option.
  • Adex Gel emollient can be used routinely, for as long as necessary, or intermittently e.g. during flares.

Available as a 500g pump pack, and 100g tube, at NHS prices of £5.99 and £2.69 respectively.

Adex Gel Evidence

  • In a trial involving eczema and psoriasis patients using Adex Gel, nearly 95% of patients stated that their skin condition benefited from using Adex Gel, and the Medical Investigator considered that for nearly all patients Adex Gel was a helpful and convenient addition to their treatment regime.1
  • Approximately half of the patients reported that they needed to use less of their other anti-inflammatory treatments. The remainder reported that they used about the same, and nobody stated that they used more of their anti-inflammatory treatments.1
  • Patients’ responses in relation to clinical performance and key acceptability attributes were very positive, ranging from 81% to 100%.1

Patient Feedback on Performance and Acceptability – percentage of patients that “agreed” or “agreed strongly”1

Question Positive responses
The consistency of the gel is pleasant 95.3%
The gel is easy to apply 100%
The gel absorbs well into my skin 93.0%
The gel soothes my skin 86.0%
The gel makes my skin feel softer 81.4%
The gel makes my skin feel comfortable 86.0%
The gel makes my skin feel smoother 83.7%
The gel makes my skin feel moisturised 90.7%

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  1. Gallagher J., Rosher P., Walker J. and Hart V. Open-label evaluation of a novel anti-inflammatory emollient gel in eczema and psoriasis. Data presented at the 15th EADV Spring Symposium, May 2018, Budva, Montenegro.


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