What is Differin (Adapalene) used for?
Differin (Adapalene) is a topical acne medication used to help with the healing process of acne pimples, while also helping to reduce the amount and severity of pimples. This medication is a type of retinoid, which works by reducing inflammation, while also affecting cell growth.
How should I use Differin (Adapalene)?
Differin (Adapalene) comes in the form of a cream or a gel, which should be applied directly to the skin as directed by your physician. Patients are usually told to apply it once per day, just before going to bed. It is important to note that acne may worsen during the initial few weeks of using this medication, however this worsening is temporary. It can sometimes take 8 to 12 weeks of treatment before the full benefits of treatment with this product are noticed. You should continue using this medication unless told otherwise by your physician.
What are the side effects of Differin (Adapalene)?
Differin (Adapalene) may cause:
You should consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Differin (Adapalene). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.