Differin review

Differin the brand name for adapalene, a topical treatment for acne. It is similar to Vitamin A, in that it helps your skin to renew itself more quickly. This results in fewer pimples and blackheads. Differin is usually applied once a day at bedtime. It sometimes takes eight to twelve before results become apparent, so do not stop taking Differin even if you can’t immediately see a difference in your acne. In some cases, it will seem as though your acne is actually getting worse, because unseen lesions will erupt as your skin is slowly deep cleaned and medicated. This is a temporary effect, and should not cause you to stop taking Differin. You should always wash the affected areas before applying Differin, and wash your hands before and after applying it, so you do not exacerbate your acne.

You may experience some side effects if you use Differin. These may be the worst during the first few weeks of your treatment, and may include itching, dryness, scaling, redness, stinging, burning or peeling. These usually fade after a few weeks of use. If you are using Differin for your acne, you should avoid sunlight and sunlamps during the course of your treatment. This includes taking such measures as covering most of your skin with clothing and applying sunscreen on exposed skin, because Differin can cause your skin to be very sensitive to sunlight. Other weather extremes, such as very cold or windy weather, should also be avoided.

You should avoid using Differin in some situations. Do not use it if your skin is sunburned, windburned, chapped, or irritated, or if you have any open sores or wounds, including patches of eczema or psoriasis. You should also be careful not to do anything else that will irritate your skin, including using harsh or abrasive cleansers, soaps or astringents while you are using Differin, as it could make your irritation worse. In some cases, you will need a moisturizer to replenish your dry skin; be careful to choose one that will not irritate your sensitive skin. Do not get Differin in your eyes, nose, or mouth; these tissues are very sensitive and can be easily irritated by Differin. You should not take Differin if you are taking medications that include sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid.

Differin is in Pregnant Category C, which means that it is not known whether it is safe for a pregnant woman to take. No conclusive human tests have shown whether Differin can harm a fetus, though animal tests have shown some birth defects. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you should talk to your doctor before you use Differin. This is also true if you are breast feeding; it is not known whether Differin passes into breast milk, so you should discuss with your doctor whether to continue breastfeeding while taking this treatment. Differin has not been tested for children under age twelve, so it is not recommended for them.

Differin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of differin

• Molecular formula of differin is C28H28O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-[3-(1-adamantyl)-4-methoxy-phenyl]naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 412.52 g/mol
Differin available : 0.1% cream 45gm tube, 0.1% gel 45gm tube, 0.3% gel 45gm tube

Generic name: Adapalene

Brand name(s): Adapaleno, Adapalenum

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