Adapalenum review

Patients with problematic acne should be familiar with Adapalenum, a popular treatment for this particular skin condition. Adapalenum has a retinoid-like compound, which prevents any more pimples from forming on the skin’s surface. It comes in gel, cream, and liquid solutions and is applied to the affected portion of the skin once every day. Adapalenum is marketed by Galderma Laboratories to countries around the world.

To be clear, Adapalenum is not a cure for acne, but a preventive measure that acne patients can use to control outbreaks. Usually, the first few weeks of Adapalenum use will result in a worse case of acne. Upon reaching the 8th to 12th week of treatment, the patient will recognize more favorable results because pimples usually take between six and eight weeks to surface on the skin. Adapalenum makes the pimples that are already beneath the skin surface much earlier, which is why it takes 8 to 12 weeks to see favorable results. Adapalenum is also used to treat other skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris (chicken skin).

The use of Adapalenum must be in conjunction with a medical professional. Skin conditions may react violently with treatment, so you must work closely with your health care professional to determine a proper treatment plan for you. Damaged skin due to sunburn or eczema must not come in contact with Adapalenum. Talk to your doctor about possible factors that could interact with your Adapalenum use. Tell him if you are allergic to Adapalenum or any other type of medicine. It is also important for you to discuss the skin products that you are currently using and medicines that you are currently taking with your doctor. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are not advised to use Adapalenum. In case you become pregnant while undergoing treatment, tell your doctor immediately. Your medical history must be an open book so your doctor will know what to avoid and what adjustments he can make to ensure your safety and the best results.

Your doctor will also advise you regarding the correct usage based on your current condition. Do not alter the doctor’s prescription without his orders. Stick to his prescription and do not stop using Adapalenum even after your symptoms have improved.

Be careful in using Adapalenum. Do not let it come in contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Before applying Adapalenum, be sure to wash the affected part of your skin with a mild soap or a gentle cleanser. After washing, pat it dry with a soft towel. Do not apply harsh chemicals to your skin or rub it roughly. Apply the prescribed amount of Adapalenum gently by using your fingers. The stingy feeling is normal and temporary and should go away after a few minutes.

Some side effects may occur during the first few weeks of treatment, the most common ones are redness, dryness, and itching. If such symptoms persist, call your doctor immediately. You will also need to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun during treatment. Wear sun protective gear whenever you are going out.

Adapalenum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of adapalenum

• Molecular formula of adapalenum is C28H28O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-[3-(1-adamantyl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 412.52 g/mol
Adapalenum available : 0.1% 10g gel

Generic name: Adapalene

Brand name(s): Adapaleno, Differin

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