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What is Adapalene used for?

Adapalene is a topical medicine used to treat acne. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Adapalene?

The dosage of Adapalene prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Wash your hands before applying Adapalene gel. Apply a thin film of the gel onto the affected area.

What if you miss a dose of Adapalene?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Adapalene medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Adapalene?

Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Adapalene, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Adapalene?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Adapalene, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Adapalene can interact with medicated soaps, cleansers, and other topical products with high concentrations of spices, lime, and alcohol.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Adapalene?

Like other medicines, Adapalene can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Adapalene are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Adapalene cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Adapalene develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Adapalene can cause side effects such as redness, dryness, burning, stinging, tingling, itching, and scaling of the skin. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are applying Adapalene.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Adapalene?

Is it possible for me to apply Adapalene with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Adapalene?
What are the possible drug interactions of Adapalene?
How will Adapalene work in my body?
How should Adapalene be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Adapalene drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Adapalene is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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