Adapalene vs Retin A

Adapalene
(Rx)
Retin A
(Rx)
Adapalene is an acne medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
3.5
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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June 2, 2010
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,571 Discussions
114,115 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
#4 for Exfoliation
#5 for Acne Vulgaris
#6 for Acne Scars
Adapalene is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
#3 for Wrinkles
#5 for Exfoliation
#6 for Cystic Acne
#7 for Stretch Marks
#8 for Acne Scars
#10 for Rosacea
Retin A is prescribed for Acne and Scars and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ada
Anxiety
7
Allergy
6
Burning
5
Insomnia
5
Depression
4
RA
2
Erythema
2
Skin Irritation
2
Stinging
2
Weakness
2
Ret
Burning
3
Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
Bleeding
1
Weakness
1
Weight Loss
1
Erythema
1
Flushing
1
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Adapalene
Ada
Retin A
Ret
Anxiety
Ada
Ret
7
0
Allergy
Ada
Ret
6
0
Burning
Ada
Ret
5
3
Insomnia
Ada
Ret
5
0
Depression
Ada
Ret
4
0
RA
Ada
Ret
2
0
Erythema
Ada
Ret
2
1
Skin Irritation
Ada
Ret
2
1
Stinging
Ada
Ret
2
1
Weakness
Ada
Ret
2
1
Burning
Ret
Ada
3
5
Eczema
Ret
Ada
1
0
Skin Irritation
Ret
Ada
1
2
Stinging
Ret
Ada
1
2
Weight Gain
Ret
Ada
1
0
Bleeding
Ret
Ada
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Ada
1
2
Weight Loss
Ret
Ada
1
0
Erythema
Ret
Ada
1
2
Flushing
Ret
Ada
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Adapalene during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Retin A during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Adapalene and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Retin A and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel, Ointment
Gel, Ointment
Dosages
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Gel: 0.1%, 0.3%
Cream: 0.1%
Lotion: 0.1%
Solution: 0.1%
Swab: 0.1%
Cream: 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%
Gel: 0.01%, 0.025%
Liquid: 0.05%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Adapalene
Tretinoin, Tretinoin/Emollient
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Adapalene and Retin A: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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