Adapalene treats acne. Can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and may cause you to sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight. If you are going to be outside, wear sunscreen and protective clothing.
Adapalene is a prescription medication used to treat acne. Adapalene, a form of vitamin A, is thought to work by reducing inflammation and slowing the growth of keratin surface skin cells. This helps to unblock pores and decreases the formation of blackheads and pimples.
This medication comes in the form of a cream, a gel, and a lotion to be applied to the affected skin. It is usually applied once daily, at nighttime, after gently washing with a mild cleanser.
Common side effects include skin irritation, redness, peeling, and dryness.
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Uses of Adapalene
Adapalene is a prescription medication used to treat acne.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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Adapalene Drug Class
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Side Effects of Adapalene
Serious side effects have been reported. See "Drug Precautions" section.
Common side effects include:
- scaling or peeling
- persistent itching
- persistent burning or stinging
This is not a complete list of adapalene side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.