- Are Aklief and Differin Gel the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Aklief?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Differin Gel?
- What Is Aklief?
- What Is Differin Gel?
- What Drugs Interact with Aklief?
- What Drugs Interact with Differin Gel?
- How Should Aklief Be Taken?
- How Should Differin Gel Be Taken?
Are Aklief and Differin Gel the Same Thing?
Side effects of Aklief Cream and Differin Gel that are similar include application site reactions (such as irritation, itching, pain, redness, dryness, stinging/burning, discoloration, rash, swelling, and lesions) and worsening of acne.
Aklief Cream may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Aklief?
Common side effects of Aklief include:
- application site reactions such as:
- swelling, and
- acne, and
- allergic dermatitis
What Are Possible Side Effects of Differin Gel?
Common side effects of Differin Gel include:
Skin redness, dryness, itching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using Differin Gel 0.3%. These side effects usually decrease with continued use Differin Gel 0.3%. Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Differin Gel 0.3% including:
- very red or irritated skin,
- an intense burning sensation,
- eye redness and watering (conjunctivitis),
- eyelid swelling, or
- skin discoloration.
What Is Aklief?
What Is Differin Gel?
Differin (adapalene) Gel 0.3% is a topical (applied to the skin) medication similar to vitamin A used to treat severe acne in people who are at least 12 years old. Differin Gel 0.3% is available in generic form.
What Drugs Interact With Aklief?
Aklief may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Differin Gel?
Differin may interact with steroids or tetracycline antibiotics.
Differin may also interact with vitamin A, hormonal contraceptives, St. John's wort, and phenytoin.
How Should Aklief Be Taken?
The dose of Aklief Cream is a thin layer applied to the affected areas of the face and/or trunk once a day, in the evening, on clean and dry skin.
How Should Differin Gel Be Taken?
Differin Gel 0.3% should be applied in a thin film to the entire face and any other affected areas of the skin once daily in the evening, after washing gently with a non-medicated soap.
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