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Adapalene
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This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Adapalene belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation.

 
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Adapalene

Uses
This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Adapalene belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.Cosmetics may be used, but clean skin thoroughly before applying the medication.Some cosmetics and soaps may worsen your acne.
  • Moisturizers may be safe to use.
  • When buying cosmetics, moisturizers or other skin care products, check the label for "non-comedogenic" or "non-acnegenic." These products are unlikely to worsen your acne.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist which products are safe to use.
  • Remember, acne is not caused by dirt.
  • Cleaning your skin too often or too vigorously can irritate your skin and worsen acne.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Gel preparations are flammable.
  • Do not expose to heat or fire sources.
  • Do not smoke during use.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • This medication may be harmful if swallowed.

How To Use
  • Wash your hands before applying this medication.
  • Gently clean the affected skin with a mild or soapless cleanser and pat dry.
  • Use your fingertips to apply a small amount of medication (about the size of a pea) in a thin layer, usually once daily at bedtime, or as directed by your doctor.
  • A gauze pad or cotton swab can be used to apply the solution.Use this medication on the skin only.
  • Do not apply to the inner lip area or inside the nose/mouth.
  • Do not apply to cut, scraped, sunburned, or eczema-affected skin.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes.
  • If this medication gets into your eyes, flush with large amounts of water.
  • Call your doctor if eye irritation develops.
  • Wash your hands after using the medication to avoid accidentally getting it in your eyes.If using the medicated pads (e.g., Pledgets), remove the pad from the foil package immediately before using.
  • Use each pad only once and discard.
  • Do not use if the seal is broken.During the first few weeks of using adapalene, your acne might appear worse because the medication is working on pimples forming inside the skin.
  • It may take up to 8-12 weeks to notice results from this medication.Use it regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
  • Do not use a larger amount or use it more frequently than recommended.
  • Your skin will not improve any faster, and it will increase the risk of developing redness, peeling and pain.This medication is available in different strengths and forms (e.g., gel, cream, solution).
  • The best type of medication for you to use will depend on the condition of your skin and your response to therapy.
  • Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Side Effects
  • A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying the medication.
  • Skin redness, dryness, itching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication.
  • These effects usually decrease with continued use.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Your doctor may want you to decrease how often you use adapalene, change the strength, or have you stop using it.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: very red/irritated skin, an intense burning sensation, eye redness and watering (conjunctivitis), eyelid swelling, skin discoloration.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using adapalene, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: eczema.This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps.
  • Weather extremes such as wind or cold may also be irritating to the skin.
  • Use a sunscreen daily and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
  • Wait until your skin has completely recovered from a sunburn before using adapalene.Avoid electrolysis, waxing and chemical depilatories for hair removal on the treated areas while using this product.If you have recently used products containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid, use adapalene with caution.
  • Wait until the effects of such products on the skin have decreased before using adapalene.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you forget to use this medication, use it as soon as you remember if you remember the same day.
  • If you don't remember until morning, wait until your next dose is scheduled.

Drug Interactions
  • See also Precautions section.Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: products containing alpha hydroxy acid, products containing glycolic acid.If you are currently using medications containing the ingredients listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting adapalene.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: hair perming solutions, alcohol/lime/menthol-containing products (such as astringents, toners, shaving lotions), medicated or abrasive soaps and cleansers, products containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid, soaps and cosmetics with a strong drying effect, other drugs that may increase your sensitivity to sunlight (e.g., fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin, tetracyclines, thiazide water pills such as hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs such as sulfamethoxazole, phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine).

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