Differin is a brand product which contains Adapalene, a type of vitamin A called retinoids. It is used to treat acne by stopping pimples from forming.
Differin comes as a cream or gel. Apply thinly to the affected skin once at night, but do not apply on broken skin or irritated skin. If irritation occurs, you may reduce the frequency of application.
Before you apply Differin, wash your hands. Then, gently clean and pat dry the affected area. Apply thinly onto the affected areas and rub gently until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using the medicine.
Common side effects of Differin include burning sensation, itching and reddening of skin.
People who are allergic to Adapalene or any component of the formulation.
Common dosing schedule:
Apply thinly to the affected skin once at night.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Differin may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Differin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Differin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.