Adapalene- Differin medication consist of the active component known as adapalene, which is a retinoid-like compound and a keratolytic medication that changes the way skin cells behave. Adapalene- Differin gels also consist of carbomer 980, propylene glycol, poloxamer, disodium edetate, methyl hydroxybenzoate, sodium hydroxide and purified water.
Before using Adapalene- Differin medication you need to read the information leaflet thoroughly and if any questions you need to ask to your doctor or your pharmacists. If you are allergic to Adapalene- Differin then you should make the doctor aware before he prescribes you this medication. Adapalene- Differin medication should not be taken during pregnancy or if you are about to be pregnant. Adapalene- Differin medication will cause irritation on skin if used with peeling agents, irritant products. While using Adapalene- Differin medication you should apply it to affected area, you should not apply inside your nose or mouth. If in case it goes in your eyes wash your eyes with plenty of water so that your eyes are not affected.
Before applying Adapalene- Differin medication you should clean up your face with mild soap or soap free cleanser. After cleaning up the face let the face dry or pat dry it. After the face dries up take a small amount of cream or gel on your finger but the finger should be cleaned before applying the gel. Apply the cream or gel on the affected skin. Take care that you apply the cream on the affected areas only as it will lead to side effects if applied to non affected areas. Do apply small amount of cream so as it will cure properly the affected skin don’t apply large amount of cream on your skin not going to cure faster in fact it will lead to side effects like irritation and burning of the skin, it may also lead into redness of skin. While you are applying Adapalene- Differin medication you need to be away from cosmetics. You should not use oil based make up when you are having Adapalene- Differin makeup. There should be no exposure to direct sunlight while using Adapalene- Differin medication. Effects reduce with continuous use of the medication.
- Redness of skin.
- Itching of skin.
- Scaling of skin.
- Mild burning in skin.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Swelling of face, lip
- Swelling of throat.
You should store Adapalene- Differin medication at temperatures below 25°C and do not freeze.