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Adapalene Topical



Adapalene Topical is used in the treatment of acne

How it works

Adapalene topical works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

Common side effects

Dry skin, Skin burn, Irritation, Redness of skin

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Expert advice

  • Avoid contact of cream/ gel with the eyes, lips, mouth or angles of the nose, and other sensitive areas of the body. 
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear protective clothing while using adapalene topical. Use of sunscreen products and protective clothing over the treated area.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to adapalene or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Adapalene Topical


Is adapalene/Differin/Adaferin a steroid or statin?
No, adapalene, Differin (brand name for adapalene, Adaferin (brand name for adapalene) belong to class of medications called retinoid-like compounds


Is adapalene topical good for wrinkles?
In some clinical studies, anti-wrinkle effect of adapalene has been observed. However, consult your doctor regarding its use


Is adapalene the same as Retin-A?
No, Adapalene is a medication that works in the same way as Retin-A, but it is more effective than Retin-A

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Does adapalene topical reduces acne scars?
Yes, adapalene topical reduces acne scars


Does adapalene topical cause skin exfoliation?
Yes, it may sometime cause skin exfoliation.

Content on this page was last updated on 24 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)