Differin , medically known as adapalene as well, is a retinoid-like compound used to prevent and treat acne. It prevents pimples from forming underneath the skins surface.

Differin comes as a cream, a gel and a liquid solution applied directly to the skin. It is normally used once a day before you go to bed. Usually, it takes 8 to 12 weeks before you see and feel the benefits of Differin .

Common side effects of this medicine include skin itchiness, redness and dryness. Some patients may experience burning, scaling or stinging sensations.

Differin may also be used in the treatment of other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.

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