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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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(Online Comments)
FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
Label
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Alarm
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Alarm Reports % of
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Alarm

* 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

View full report on Adapalene related dry skin

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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: Dry skin, Acne, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dryness of the skin, I had a few minor spots and after applying once it has made my acne a lot worse Made my acne a lot worse

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Pain, Sunburn

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

If I used the cream for more than 7 days continuously my face would get VERY sensitive and even water would cause it to burn. Not good when at the gym eather as the sweat would also caus...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erythema, Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Burning redness wonderful cream really works

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Skin exfoliation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: micro peeling, gets worse before gets better I used to have clear skin until November last year. I tried using apple cider vinegar diluted with water but it was to drying for ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Burning sensation the first week or so This really worked for me when nothing else did. It gets worse before it gets better but my skin never looked better once it started wor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Scar, Skin disorder, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: So dissapointed with this, I had mild spots and it peeled away my skin leaving scars and indents. I did not have any scars at all befor using this.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin, Acne, Scar, Skin burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

burning skin near eyes. dryness around sides of mouth more acne where there was none before didnt fade acne scars

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

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

Side Effects: None really Been applying a thin layer every night and waking up with less and less spots. Been using it alongside Yasmin contraceptive, not sure which one is doing the cleari...

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


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.