What is Differin Cream?
Differin is used on the face, chest or back for acne. It should be used on areas of skin that may have lots of blackheads, spots and pimples. Differin can also be used alongside other acne treatments, such as antibiotics.
How does Differin Cream work?
The active substance in Differin Cream is adapalene. Adapalene acts as an anti-inflammatory, which means it reduces soreness and irritation. Unlike many other topical acne treatments, Differin is not an antibiotic.
How do you use Differin Cream?
Do not apply Differin Cream to areas where you have cuts, scrapes, sunburns or eczema.
Always use Differin Cream exactly as it has been prescribed for you. Make sure you wash your hands before and after applying Differin.
It is important to wash the skin to be treated before applying Differin. Differin should be applied once a day, at night before bed.
How effective is Differin Cream?
Differin is an effective topical acne treatment. It is important to note that it can take up to 8 weeks of use before seeing results from Differin Cream.
What are the main side effects of Differin Cream?
Like all medicines, Differin Cream can cause side effects. However, these side effects are typically mild and only last a short period of time. The most common side effects of Differin are:
- Dry skin
- Irritation of the skin
- Burning sensation of the skin
For less frequent side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.