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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 177,023
Benzoyl Peroxide 81,113
Retin A 32,974
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Adapalene vs Retin A

Adapalene
VS.
Retin A
Other name: Differin Differin
Other name: Renova Renova
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.6
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.8
Concern level
2.1
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Acne Vulgaris
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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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Irritability
8
Anxiety
7
Allergies
7
Insomnia
6
Burning
5
Depression
4
RA
2
Erythema
2
Folliculitis
2
Stinging
2
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RA
5
Depression
4
Burning
3
Allergies
3
Tiredness
1
Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Weight Gain
1
Stinging
1
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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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'm ok with Retin A. Great forum by the way, I'm a real f...
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" ...Hi everyone, I am a Retin A user in the form of Adapalene and would like to use ...summer. Any suggestions please, my skin is dry and hyper-sensitive and can react, surprisingly I'm ok with Retin A.... "

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h as Retin-a. It is very effective and generally well tol...
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" ...Oxytetracycline or Lymecycline. I use Differin gel (adapalene) as it is a lot ...other topical retinoids such as Retin-a. It is very effective and generally well tolerated... "

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adapalene gel, like differin, it's like a retinol. I have...
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" I use adapalene gel, like differin, it's like a retinol. I have used retin a and retin a micro ...in the past, but my skin is overly sensitive. Adapalene gel is a bit milder, and I haven't had... "

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got prescribed Differan which has adapalene. It is less...
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" Hi, I just got prescribed Differan which has adapalene. It is less irritating than Retin-A gel and has a lot less side-effects. When using retin-a you have to avoid... "

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or Differin (adapalene) are very effective at clearing acne...
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" ...kill acne-causing bacteria or retinoids (derived from Vitamin A). Retin-a gel (tretinoin) or Differin (adapalene) are very effective at clearing acne and preventing and fading post-acne... "

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The other nights I use adapalene 0.1% and I use topical...
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" ...retin-a micro, when I used normal retin-a I did buffer it with ...the trick for me. Retin-a micro is much better tolerated but I still react to it, ...The other nights I use adapalene 0.1% and I use topical... "

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he recommended I use Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide for...
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" ...dermatologist for my hyperpigmentation, he recommended I use Retin - a and Nuquin hp 4% ...to a new dermatologist he recommended I use Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide for my hyper pigmentation and uneven... "

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BP. Differin (Adapalene) works wonders long term. It will...
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" ...the regime and BP. Differin (Adapalene) works wonders long term. It will ...your \" skin texture\" . Like retin-A , Differin slowly stimulates collagen ...known to man. I have been on Differin/Aczone for... "

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etinoids work for you, Adapalene (Differin) is not as stro...
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" ...get rashes like that on retin-a & it's not much to ...it should clear up. If you don't mind me asking, why are you using Retin-A? It's notoriously harsh to ...nodules. Or, if retinoids work for you,... "

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so I've switched to the adapalene. Now I eat healthy,...
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" ...benzoyl peroxide gel and 0.3% adapalene gel.  My acne isn't the worst, ...gel for months with retin-a as well but that was making my skin get really red and irritated so I've switched to the... "

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