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Adaferin Gel - 0.1% (15gm)  

Adaferin Gel - 0.1% (15gm)


What is Adaferin?
Adaferin gel is a topical medication used for the treatment of severe acne. The active ingredient in Adeferin is adapalene. Adaferin works in much the same way as vitamin A by helping the skin to renew itself quickly.
Adaferin gel is manufactured by Galderma France and is available in an 0.1% (15 gm) strength.
Adaferin gel may also be used to treat other conditions not listed above

How to use Adaferin
Adaferin gel must be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dosage or stop using the medication without consulting with your doctor. Changes in the amount applied could cause unsafe side effects or cause the medication to be ineffectual. In order to achieve the full benefit of the medication it is important to complete the course of treatment as instructed.

Adaferin gel is applied once daily, usually in the evening, or as instructed by your doctor. Before applying the medication follow the following steps:

  • wash hand thoroughly and dry completely
  • clean affected area with a mild cleanser
  • dry skin in a patting motion rather than rubbing with a clean soft towel
  • apply a thin layer of gel to the entire affected area, do not use more than prescribed

Do not use other medicated skin products with Adaferin unless instructed by your doctor. Do not wear make-up without first consulting with your doctor.
It is normal for the acne to appear to become worse for a short period of time after the start of treatment. Do not stop using the medication, this is normal. It can take some time for dramatic results to be noticeable; don't be discouraged if several weeks go by before you begin to see results.

Contact your doctor if the acne seems to get much worse or there is no noticeable improvement in 8-12 weeks.
If you forget to apply a dose of Adaferin, apply as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for the next application when you remember; wait to apply the medication. Do not apply extra Adaferin to make up for the application that was missed.

Do not apply more than is prescribed, signs of an overdose include: inflammation, burning and itching.
Do not use Adaferin gel if you are:

  • allergic to any of its ingredients
  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • breast feeding or planning to breast feed

Warnings and Precautions
Do not apply Adaferin to sensitive areas of the face such as eyes, nose, lips and creases. If gel is accidently applied to one of these sensitive areas; flush thoroughly with warm water to remove gel. Do not apply Adaferin gel to skin that is sunburn, windburn, chapped, irritated or to damaged or dry skin

Do not apply to skin that is broken or to skin that is affected by eczema. Wait to apply until eruptions have healed.
Do not use Adaferin gel in combination with skin products that contain glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl. Avoid harsh soaps, cleansers, shampoo, hair dye or perms, hair removal products or products that contain alcohol, astingents, lime, or spices.

Do not use any other medicated skin product with Adaferin without first consulting with your doctor to avoid an adverse reaction.
Adaferin gel causes the skin to become sensitive to ultraviolet light, including sun lamps and tanning beds. Adeferin increases the chance of sunburn, even for short periods of exposure. To protect your skin from sunburn wear protective clothing and apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.

Do not use Adaferin gel if you are:

  • allergic to any of its ingredients
  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • breast feeding or planning to breast feed

Adaferin gel should be stored in a cool dry location, away from heat and moisture.
Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

Drug Interactions
It is rare to have a reaction to medications that are taken orally when taking Adaferin but there is still a possibility. Do not use topical skin preparations on areas being treated with Adaferin unless instructed to do so by your doctor.

Be sure to tell you doctor what if any medications you take, of any allergies or reactions that you have had to medications or skin products in the past before using Adaferin. Your doctor will be able to tell you if you have a risk of a drug interaction.

Potential Side Effects
Adaferin gel may have potential side effects that you must be aware of prior to the first application.
If you experience any of the signs of any allergic reaction stop using the medication and seek immediate medical attention. Symptom of an allergic reaction include:

  • hives
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • swelling of the face
  • swelling of the tongue
  • swelling of the throat or mouth

Signs of serious side effects include:

  • severe inflammation
  • severe burning or stinging

If the serious side effects continue or become worse seek medical attention.
Common side effects of Adaferin include:

  • slight burning or stinging
  • red skin
  • skin irritation
  • skin feels warmer than other areas
  • itching

This is not a complete list of the side effects that are possible when using Adaferin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list.

Manufacturer Information

Adaferin gel is manufactured by Galderma France and is available in an 0.1% (15 gm) strength.

Additional Information

SKU 15
US Brand Name Differin 15gm
Strength 0.1% (15gm)
Generic Name Adapalene
Manufacturer Galderma Labs
PharmaceuticalForm Tube/s
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