By Gary M. White, MD
Adapalene (trade name Differin) is a retinoid used topically in the treatment of acne.
- The FDA has approved 0.1% Differin Gel for sale over-the-counter.
- Differin Gel is approved for use in people 12 years of age and over.
- It is applied once a day, usually at night to the affected areas.
- "While there have been no adequate and well-controlled studies of Differin Gel in pregnant women, there is no specific evidence that Differin Gel, when used topically as directed, causes birth defects in humans," according to the FDA.
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