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Differin® (adapalene) is one of many different prescription acne medications currently available. It comes in the form of a gel, lotion, and cream, and is available in various strengths.
 
Regardless of whether you are prescribed the lotion, cream, or gel, the standard dosage of Differin is typically the same -- apply a thin layer to the affected areas once daily just before bedtime. Do not use more than a small amount, as it could increase your risk of skin irritation and does not increase the effectiveness of the medication. Possible side effects include skin burning, redness, or scaling.
 
(For more information on the skin gel, click Differin. This article takes an in-depth look at how to apply the product most effectively, issues to discuss with your doctor, how this medication works, and more.)
 
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