DIFFERIN (Adapalene)
DIFFERIN (Adapalene)
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DIFFERIN (Adapalene)

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What is this medication?

DIFFERIN/DIFFERIN XP (Adapalene)
Acne, Topical Skin Product

DIFFERIN/DIFFERIN XP (Adapalene) is officially indicated to treat acne vulgaris.

How does this medication work? 

DIFFERIN/DIFFERIN XP (Adapalene) is a retinoid-like compound that acts as a modulator of cell differentiation, keratinization, and inflammatory processes, all of which represent important features in the pathology of acne vulgaris.

How should I take this medication? 

Topical: Apply once daily in the evening before bedtime. If irritation occurs, may reduce the frequency of application.

How to Take:  Apply DIFFERIN/DIFFERIN XP (Adapalene) as directed by your doctor and use only on your skin; keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes.  Do not apply on any mucous membranes.  Avoid using occlusive dressing or wrappings.  For cream/gel apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin before bedtime.  For lotion apply after washing the area with a mild or soapless cleanser and dried.  Apply about 3 to 4 pump actuations to cover the entire face.

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Do not use DIFFERIN/DIFFERIN XP (Adapalene) in patients with hypersensitivity to tretinoin or any component of the formulation. Watch for signs of an allergic reaction which can include: rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing or talking; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat. Skin irritation such as itchiness, burning, or stinging may occur, this generally occurs during the first few weeks of therapy.  If a severe skin irritation or sensitivity reaction occurs discontinue use.  Adapalene can make the skin more susceptible/sensitive to UV light, increasing the risk of getting a sunburn.  Make sure to use sunscreen daily and other protective measures. 

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

Xeroderma, exfoliation of skin, erythema, burning sensation of skin, stinging of the skin.

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for DIFFERIN/DIFFERIN XP (Adapalene), only common ones.