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Product name : Adapalene gel 0.1%
Generic Name : Adaferin
Manufacturer : Galderma
This medication isused to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severityof acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that dodevelop. Adapalene belongs to a class of medications calledretinoids. It works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swellingand inflammation.
How to use AdapaleneGel
If you are using theover-the-counter product to self-treat, read and follow all directions on theproduct package before using this medication. If you have any questions,consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed this medication,use it as directed.
Wash yourhands before applying this medication. Gently clean theaffected skin with a mild or soapless cleanser and pat dry. Use yourfingertips to apply a small amount of medication in a thin layer, usually oncedaily at bedtime, or as directed by your doctor.
A brief sensation ofwarmth or stinging may occur right after applyingthe medication. Skinredness, dryness, itching, scaling, mildburning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks ofusing the medication. These effects usually decrease with continued use. If anyof these effects lasts or gets worse, tell your doctoror pharmacist promptly. Your doctor may want you to decrease howoften you use adapalene, change the strength, or have you stop using it.
Beforeusing adapalene, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you areallergic to it; or to vitamin A-related drugs (other retinoids suchas isotretinoin); or if you have any other allergies. This productmay contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or otherproblems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
See also Precautionssection.
Druginteractions may change how your medications work or increaseyour risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain allpossible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use(including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share itwith your doctor and pharmacist.