Differin vs Retin A

Differin
(Rx)
Retin A
(Rx)
Differin is an acne medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
1.9
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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May 31, 1996
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,294 Discussions
114,146 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 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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Dif
Burning
4
Eczema
1
Tiredness
1
Flushing
1
Weight Gain
1
Weakness
1
Early Period
1
Folliculitis
1
Exhaustion
1
Dermatitis
1
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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Differin
Dif
Retin A
Ret
Burning
Dif
Ret
4
3
Eczema
Dif
Ret
1
1
Tiredness
Dif
Ret
1
0
Flushing
Dif
Ret
1
1
Weight Gain
Dif
Ret
1
1
Weakness
Dif
Ret
1
1
Early Period
Dif
Ret
1
0
Folliculitis
Dif
Ret
1
0
Exhaustion
Dif
Ret
1
0
Dermatitis
Dif
Ret
1
0
Burning
Ret
Dif
3
4
Eczema
Ret
Dif
1
1
Skin Irritation
Ret
Dif
1
0
Stinging
Ret
Dif
1
0
Weight Gain
Ret
Dif
1
1
Bleeding
Ret
Dif
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Dif
1
1
Weight Loss
Ret
Dif
1
0
Erythema
Ret
Dif
1
0
Flushing
Ret
Dif
1
1
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.
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 Differin 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 Differin 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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