Generic Differin (adapalene) is a retinoid acne treatment that is made to heal the appearance and reduce the production of acne pimples. Generic Differin works to stop the growth of cells that cause acne, and reduce the inflammation and swelling associated with damaged skin. This medicated solution acts similarly to vitamin A to heal the skin at the surface level, while working to renew damage. Generic Differin is recommended for patients over 12 years of age.
Clean skin with a mild cleanser and pat dry before use. Apply a thin layer of Generic Differin to clean skin once each evening. Do not use other face creams or products in combination with Generic Differin unless advised otherwise by a doctor. Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you. Wash hands well after each application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.
Do not stop taking this medication without first speaking to your doctor, as suddenly halting treatment may worsen your condition.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.
The most common side effects associated with Generic Differin include:
* Dry skin
* Redness or irritation
* A burning or stinging sensation on the skin
Contact a doctor or pharmacist if these side effects persist, worsen or become unbearable.
Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. Wash with warm water if contact is made.
Do not apply Generic Differin to damaged, broken or sunburnt skin. Wait for skin to heal before application.
Avoid using harsh soaps, skin care products, shampoos, hair dye, chemical heavy skin and hair products, waxing or hair removal products when using Generic Differin.
Avoid direct sunlight, prolonged sun exposure sunlamps and tanning beds when taking Generic Differin, as skin may become more sensitive as a result of taking this treatment. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing when in direct sun light.
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant before taking this medication.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Do not use Generic Differin if you are allergic to adapalene.
Avoid using products that contain glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl when being treated with Generic Differin.
Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins, herbal supplements, and over the counter medications) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.
Do not take more than your recommended dosage. Take missed doses as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next treatment.
Store Generic Differin in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.