Differin vs Finacea

Differin
(Rx)
Finacea
(Rx)
Differin is an acne medication.
Finacea is a skin medication and an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.3
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
1.9
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Acne
3.1
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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May 31, 1996
December 24, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,291 Discussions
9,145 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
Differin is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Rosacea
Finacea is prescribed for Acne and Rosacea and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dif
Burning
4
Eczema
1
Tiredness
1
Flushing
1
Weight Gain
1
Weakness
1
Early Period
1
Folliculitis
1
Exhaustion
1
Dermatitis
1
Fin
Peeling
4
Tingling
3
Bloating
1
Bruise
1
Cancer
1
Candida
1
Paranoia
1
PMS
1
Weight Gain
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
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Differin
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Burning
Dif
Fin
4
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Eczema
Dif
Fin
1
0
Tiredness
Dif
Fin
1
0
Flushing
Dif
Fin
1
0
Weight Gain
Dif
Fin
1
1
Weakness
Dif
Fin
1
0
Early Period
Dif
Fin
1
0
Folliculitis
Dif
Fin
1
0
Exhaustion
Dif
Fin
1
0
Dermatitis
Dif
Fin
1
0
Peeling
Fin
Dif
4
0
Tingling
Fin
Dif
3
0
Bloating
Fin
Dif
1
0
Bruise
Fin
Dif
1
0
Cancer
Fin
Dif
1
0
Candida
Fin
Dif
1
0
Paranoia
Fin
Dif
1
0
PMS
Fin
Dif
1
0
Weight Gain
Fin
Dif
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fin
Dif
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 Differin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Finacea 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 Differin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Finacea and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel, Ointment
Foam, Gel
Dosages
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Gel: 0.1%, 0.3%
Cream: 0.1%
Lotion: 0.1%
Solution: 0.1%
Swab: 0.1%
Foam: 15%
Gel: 15%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Adapalene
Azelaic Acid
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Differin and Finacea: 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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