Adapalene is a type of medication that is used to reduce the severity of acne and speed up the healing process of acne. Adapalene is usually in the form of a gel, lotion, or cream.
Adapalene belongs to the retinoid group, it stimulates growth and the process of skin turnover, and reduces skin inflammation.
Below is the MIMS-modified dosage, side effects and information on how to use adapalene for acne.
The dose of this drug is adjusted according to the severity of the patient’s acne.
Adults: For mild acne, apply 0.1% adapalene or 0.3% adapalene to the affected area once daily at night.
Children under 12 years of age: Same as adults. For mild acne, apply 0.1% adapalene or 0.3% adapalene to the affected area once daily at night.
The use of the drug Adapalene has the following side effects:
If these symptoms persist or do not go away, consult a doctor immediately and discontinue use if a rash, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, lips or eyes occurs.
Adapalene is used once a day, preferably at night.
How to use adapalene:
Because adapalene can harm the fetus, pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant should not use adapalene. Tell your doctor and healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding.