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Acne vulgaris (or cystic acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), c...
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Accutane 163,170 Benzoyl Peroxide 73,774 Retin A 29,419
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Differin vs Retin A

Differin
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Retin A
Other name: Adapalene (Adapalene)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
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Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
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Adapalene is a third-generation topical retinoid primarily used in the treatment of mild-moderate Acne vulgaris and is also used (off-label use) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions...
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Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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Adapalene is a third-generation topical retinoid primarily used in the treatment of mild-moderate Acne vulgaris and is also used (off-label use) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions...
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About Retin A
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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were horrible so I switched to Retin-A without any problems
" I've been on Differin and Retin-A. Retin-A works ...marks and mild scarring. Differin worked well on my acne but red marks... "

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retin-a which has proved itself well to me and is improving...
" ...be fine. For myself, i took differin for a couple of months with no difference, it might have even made my acne worse so i stopped it and went on to retin-a which has proved itself well to me and is... "

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went to retin-a, and it worked well for me at first then...
" ...what you are sayin. every other day your alternating differin with retin-a? sorry its real late ...haha. but i actualyl started differin and... "

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differin before venturing into Retin-A. Differin works...
" ...get a script for cream differin before venturing into Retin-A. Differin works pretty well on my acne. But, it would ...and acne (I don't think differin... "

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but i think Retin-A was working better than Differin.I've...
" ...also on Differin.Before that i was on Retin-A..I had to switch to Differin because Retin-A was too irritating but i think Retin-A was working better... "

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all that much. Retin A did a better job. The downside of...
" I had cystic acne and Differin did not help all that much. Retin A did a better job. The downside of using Retin... "

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i switched from retin a to differin and at 1st i thought my...
" i switched from retin a to differin and at 1st i thought ...redmarks and such but for the most part i like differin better :... "

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differin before switching to Retin-A, and I had a TERRIBLE...
" I used differin before switching to Retin-A, and I had a TERRIBLE ...unlucky - plus it was Retin-A, not Retin-A Micro.. so that... "

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while you're too young to appreciate it now...it also helps...
" ...suggest seeing a dermatologist. I was put on Differin gel and it has been great. Retin-A is also good and while... "

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differin before venturing into Retin-A. Differin works...
" ...get a script for cream differin before venturing into Retin-A. Differin works pretty well on my acne. But, it would be nice to have something that could... "

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