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Adapan Information

Adapan is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Gel. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pimples. Other than this, Adapan has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Adapan depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Adapan include Skin Burning, Sensation of Burning. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Adapan can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Adapan are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Adapan has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Adapan has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Adapan related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Adapan contraindications section.

Besides this, Adapan may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Adapan is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.

Adapan Benefits & Uses

Adapan is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Adapan Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Adapan Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Adapan is used -


  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema




  • Skin Burning
  • Sensation of Burning

Adapan Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Adapan safe for pregnant women?

    Side effects of Adapan during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

  • Is the use of Adapan safe during breastfeeding?

    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Adapan for breastfeeding women are not known.

  • What is the effect of Adapan on the Kidneys?

    There are no side effects of Adapan on the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Adapan on the Liver?

    Using Adapan does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

  • What is the effect of Adapan on the Heart?

    You can take Adapan without any fear of damage to the heart.


Severe Interaction of Adapan with Other Drugs

Adapan should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Adapan Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Adapan unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Adapan

  • Is this Adapan habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Adapan has not been reported.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    Adapan will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but consume Adapan only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    There is no benefit of taking Adapan for mental disorders.


Adapan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Adapan

    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Adapan, due to a lack of research on this.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Adapan

    Information about the interaction of Adapan and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 894

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; DIFFERIN® (adapalene)

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