ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab Drug and Prescription Information
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab Medication Classification
ADAPALENE (On the skin)
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab Brandname
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab is used for the Treatment
Adapalene (a-DAP-a-leen) Treats acne.
When To Not Use ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to adapalene.
How Should You Use ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab
Swab, Solution, Cream, Gel/Jelly
- Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Using more of this medicine than your doctor ordered may cause red, peeling, or irritated skin.
- The medicine is usually applied at night before going to bed.
- Use this medicine on your skin only. You should not use it on open wounds, scrapes, or wind burned or sunburned skin.
- Before using the medicine, wash your skin with mild soap, rinse well with warm water, and gently dry.
- Put a thin layer of the medicine on the area you are treating. Do not put it in or near your eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. If a dose is missed:
- Use the medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
- Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
- Do not apply two doses at the same time.
Proper ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab Storage
Store ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- You should not use medicated cosmetics or cover-ups, abrasive or medicated soaps or cleansers, products with alcohol, spice, or lime in them, hair removal products, or anything that might dry your skin unless your doctor tells you to.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have been using other acne medicines before you start using adapalene. You may need to wait a few days after you stop using the other medicine before you start treatments with adapalene.
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab Warnings
- Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you are sensitive to sunlight or have eczema (a severe skin condition) or a sunburn.
- This medicine may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Try to avoid being in direct sunlight for long periods. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, protect your skin with clothing and a strong sunscreen. You should not use a sunlamp or tanning booths.
- Cold temperatures or wind may also cause skin irritation while you are using this medicine.
- Talk with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
- At first, your acne may seem to get worse before it gets better. Keep using the medicine as your doctor has ordered. In about 8-to-12 weeks your acne should start to clear up.
ADAPALENE (Topical) (Swab Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blistering or crusting skin
- Severe skin redness or swelling If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild burning or stinging
- Itching, scaling, or dry skin
- Sensitivity to sunlight, wind, or cold