Differin is prescribed for treatment of acne vulgaris.
Differin is prescribed for the treatment of acne.
Wash and dry the affected areas. Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected
areas once daily at bedtime. Avoid the eyes, lips and nose. There may be a
worsening of acne during the first few weeks of therapy because Differin
promotes the growth of pimples that have begun to form but are not yet visible.
Therefore, treatment should not be stopped if acne appears to be worsening.
Beneficial effects should be seen by 8 to 12 weeks.
The usual dose is a thin film applied over the acne-affected area just before bedtime.
The most common side effects of Differin are:
- Itching of the skin as well as flares of acne;
Most of these side effects lessen with continued use; however, if they are
bothersome, decreasing the frequency with which Differin is applied may reduce these side effects.
Differin may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sun and lead to sunburn. Excessive sun exposure should be avoided, and sunscreens should
be prescribed over the treated areas if exposure to the sun cannot be avoided.
Differin should not be applied to sunburned skin, cuts, eyes, nose or lips.
Differin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Acne Flare-Ups;