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Differin 0.1%

A healthcare provider may prescribe Differin® (adapalene) to treat acne. This medication comes in various forms and strengths. If your healthcare provider prescribes a dosage of Differin 0.1%, this strength is available in the form of a gel, cream, or lotion.
There is only one way to use this medication -- apply a small amount to the affected area once a day just before bedtime.
It is normal for your acne to temporarily get worse before it gets better. This is due to the action of the medication on acne lesions that were hidden beneath the skin. It is important to try to "stick it out" for a least two months or so, when you will have a much better idea of whether this medication is working for you.
Also, if you develop bothersome Differin side effects (such as dryness and redness), these reactions tend to go away with continued use of the medication.
(Click Differin Dosage for more information on when a healthcare provider may prescribe Differin 0.1% lotion, gel, or cream. This article also offers tips on how to use this medication effectively.)
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