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Adapalene - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Adapalene

Generic Name : Adapalene
Pronunciation : a-DAP-a-leen
Latest prescription information about Adapalene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Adapalene

India : 

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International : 

Differin
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Why is Adapalene Prescribed? (Indications)

Adapalene is a topical retinoid-like compound used to treat mild to moderate acne by preventing the formation of pimples acting deeply in the source.

It also prevents the formation of new acne by restoring skin texture and tone.  
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When should Adapalene not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Adapalene?

Topical- A thin film of gel should be applied once a day to affected areas after washing the skin.

How should Adapalene be taken?

It comes as a gel, a solution (liquid), and cream to apply to the skin as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Adapalene?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of eczema, sunburn, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid exposure to sunlight.

Avoid contact with mouth; otherwise it may be harmful.

Avoid getting pregnant while you are using adapalene.

Waxing should not be performed on treated skin.

Avoid applying on make-up and moisturizers.

What are the side effects of Adapalene?

A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying the medication, redness, dryness, itching of the skin and scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication.

What are the other precautions for Adapalene?

Avoid excess dosage.
It is recommended to use a mild soap and lukewarm water to wash with while on this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Adapalene?

Store it at room temperature (25C), away from excess heat and moisture.
Last Updated : Jul 2018



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Abha Patidar, India

Hi,
can u please suggest how Adacin/Adapelene be used. After applying it in the evening, can I apply any other cream in the morning because dryness caused is too much. Kindly suggest

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