Differin Lotion .1
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene), a once-daily topical gel for the over-the-counter (OTC) treatment of acne. Differin Gel 0.1% is approved for use in people 12 years of age and older.
Differin Lotion .1
Clinical Studies Experience
Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
A total of 2141 subjects with acne vulgaris, 12 years and older, were treated once daily for 12 weeks. Of these, 1068 were exposed to DIFFERIN Lotion during the clinical trials. A total of 1057 subjects completed at least one post treatment evaluation.
Related adverse reactions that were reported in at least 1% of subjects treated with DIFFERIN Lotion or with the Vehicle Lotion are presented in Table 1.
The majority of cases were transient, mild to moderate in severity and were managed with moisturizers.
Table 1: Adverse Reactions Reported in Clinical Trials
by At Least 1% of Subjects
|System Organ Class/
|Adapalene lotion 0.1%
N = 1068
N = 1073
|Subjects with Related AR(s)||10,2%||4.6%|
|Skin burning/skin discomfort||0.9%||0.0%|
Table 2: Incidence of Local Cutaneous Irritation, for
Subjects Whose Irritation Score was Higher than at Baseline, in Controlled
Clinical Trials Adverse Reactions (DIFFERIN Lotion Group N = 1057*)
|Combined Trial 1 and Trial 2||Maximum Severity During Treatment
(N = 1057)
|Week 12 Treatment Severity
|Local Cutaneous Irritation (skin irritation||Mild||Moderate||Severe||MM||Moderate||Severe|
|*Data from 11 subjects with missing data are not included|
Local tolerability scores for erythema, scaling, dryness, burning/stinging rose during the first two weeks of treatment and generally decreased thereafter.
In an open label postmarketing pharmacokinetic trial of 13 adolescent subjects, the adverse reaction of pruritus was reported in 8 out of 13 subjects.
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Concomitant Topical Medications
Concomitant topical acne therapy should be used with caution because a possible cumulative irritancy effect may occur, especially with the use of peeling, desquamating, or abrasive agents. Caution should be exercised in using preparation containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid in combination with DIFFERIN Lotion. No formal drug-drug interaction studies were conducted with DIFFERIN Lotion.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/22/2016
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