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Adapalene

Popular Brands: : Differin, Adapalene
Official FDA Reports3,499
Social Media Events712
Total Posts566
Avg. Review Score3.53/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Adapalene
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Galderma Laboratories Lp
  • Pliva Hrvatska Doo

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Differin.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Adapalene Side Effects

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FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm
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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Adapalene

Acne

acne get worse before it gets better gets rid of blemishes, prevents blemishes, doesn't dry out skin Give it time -- and it'll work miracles. I've used Differin Cream 0.1% fo...


Source: Differin-Topical-Acne-Treatment-Medica...

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Did the author experience acne while taking differin?

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Dry Skin

A bit expensive, Can dry or irritate skin, Makes skin more sensitive to sunlight Clears up acne, Reduces number of breakouts It didn't take long for Differin to clear up my t...


Source: Differin-30gm-x-0-1-gel-review-991b6

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Did the author experience dry skin while taking adapalene?

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Skin Irritation

A bit expensive, Can dry or irritate skin , Makes skin more sensitive to sunlight Clears up acne, Reduces number of breakouts It didn't take long for Differin to clear up my t...


Source: Differin-30gm-x-0-1-gel-review-991b6

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: If you use too much, like me you will have a reaction with red splotches on your skin that kinda feel like burns. If you are using differin I would suggest the .01% and deluding that wi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dry dry dry dry skin

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I love Differin. I seriously cannot live without it! My face is acne free for the first time ever! In the beginning yes you might not notice any changes but just keep using it day after day and after ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Crying, Hysterical psychosis, Drug ineffective

Posted By Epiduo in drugs.com on April 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... cystic acne on my cheeks and I begged my mom to take me to the dermatlogist. Initially he prescribed Atralin which didn't help. It burned my skin and I would cry because it hurt so bad. I used it for ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

PART 1 This stuff is amazing, by far the best product if you are looking for something to help with your skin. If you have gotten this product from a dermatologist, and you've come across my review. M...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Depression

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to kick in and it clears my skin up so well. I still breakout around my period, but other than that if you use it like you're supposed to it worked for me! I was really depressed and did everything I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I started using adapalene with clindamycin in January 2014 for my acne. I've never had really bad skin until freshman year of college. The acne probably resulted from a combination of stress, new envi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I had really bad acne before I used this in my pubescent years. I asked my doctor (from the UK) to prescribe me any treatment, and so recommended Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide. The first two months it dr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Sophomore year of college, literally over a couple weeks, I developed severe acne all over my cheeks. I went to the dermatologist and they gave me Differin. I definitely would wake up and need to put ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erythema, Dry skin

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I'm currently using Epiduo and have been for only the past few weeks. Although I have experienced the burning, stinging, redness and dry skin on my face I am already noticing an extreme difference in ...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.