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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Differin 0.1% w/w Gel

(adapalene)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.

-    Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

-    If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

-    This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.

-    If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

The name of your medicine is Differin 0.1% w/w Gel but it will be referred to as Differin throughout this leaflet.

What is in this leaflet:

1.    What Differin is and what it is used for

2.    What you need to know before you use Differin

3.    How to use Differin

4.    Possible side effects

5.    How to store Differin

6.    Contents of the pack and other information

1.    What Differin is and what it is used for

•    The active substance in Differin is adapalene, which has an anti-inflammatory effect reducing soreness and irritation.

•    It is used on the face, chest or back for acne, where the skin has lots of blackheads, spots and pimples.

•    Differin is only absorbed into the body in very small amounts and has little effect, except on the surface of the skin.

2.    What you need to know before you use Differin

Do not use Differin:

•    If you are allergic to adapalene or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and precautions

•    Do not use this medicine on areas where you have cuts or scrapes or if you have a skin condition called eczema.

•    Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth or nostrils, and avoid other very sensitive areas of the body. If accidental contact does occur, immediately wash with warm water.

•    Avoid exposure to strong sunlight and artificial UV light.

•    If you experience sensitivity or irritation when applying this medicine, stop using it and tell your doctor. You may be asked to use the gel less often, or to stop using it for a short time.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Other medicines and Differin

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

•    Other acne products (containing benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin or clindamycin) may be used with Differin but they must be applied in the morning and Differin at night.

•    Cosmetics may be used but they must not cause blackheads or dry the skin.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

•    Differin should not be used during pregnancy. If you fall pregnant while using Differin, the treatment must be discontinued and you should inform your doctor as soon as possible for a further follow-up.

•    Differin can be used during breast-feeding. To avoid contact exposure of the infant, application of Differin to the chest should be avoided.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.

Differin contains:

-    propylene glycol (E1520) which may cause skin irritation

-    methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed)

3.    How to use Differin

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

•    Differin is only intended for use in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over.

•    This medicine is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

•    Differin is applied at night before going to bed, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.

•    Thoroughly wash the areas to be treated with water. Make sure the skin is clean and dry before using this medicine.

•    Put on a thin film of the gel with your fingertips to the affected areas and rub in gently.

•    Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.

•    How long you will have to use this medicine will depend on how quickly your acne improves. After you have used this medicine for three months, it is important that you see your doctor. He or she can then check the improvement of your acne.

If you use more Differin than you should or accidentally swallow the gel

•    If you put too much Differin on your skin, you will not get rid of your acne any quicker, but your skin may become irritated and red. Some peeling or discomfort could also occur.

•    In the rare event that you accidentally swallow any of this medicine, seek medical advice.

If you forget to use Differin

Don't worry if you forget to apply your Differin at the right time. When you remember, start using this medicine again, in the same way as before.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4.    Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Differin Gel may cause the following side effects at the site of application.

Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people

-    dry skin

-    irritation of the skin

-    burning sensation of the skin

-    redness of the skin (erythema)

Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

-    local skin reaction (contact dermatitis)

-    skin discomfort

-    sunburn

-    itching of the skin (pruritus)

-    peeling skin (exfoliation)

-    flare up of acne

Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data

-    allergic contact reaction

-    pain or swelling of the skin

-    irritation, redness, itching or swelling of the eyelids

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5.    How to store Differin

•    KEEP OUT OF SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.

•    Do not use Differin after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube after ‘Exp'. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

•    Keep the medicine in its original container. Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.

•    Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6.    Contents of the pack and other information

What Differin contains

The active substance is adapalane. Differin contains 0.1% w/w adapalane and the other ingredients are carbomer 940, propylene glycol (E1520), poloxamer 182, disodium edetate dehydrate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

What Differin looks like and contents of the pack

Differin is a white gel. It is available in tubes of 30g and 60g on prescription from your doctor. Manufacturer: Laboratoires Galderma, S.A. Alby-sur-Cheran, France.

Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.

POM


Differin® 0.1% w/w GEL PL No: 18799/1709

Differin is a Prescription Only medicine.

Leaflet date: 09.07.2015

Differin is a registered trademark of Galderma International.

Adapalane 0.1% w/w Gel

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.

-    Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

-    If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

-    This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.

includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See be referred to as Adapalane throughout this leaflet.


-    If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This section 4.

The name of your medicine is Adapalane 0.1% w/w Gel but it will

What is in this leaflet:

1.    What Adapalane is and what it is used for

2.    What you need to know before you use Adapalane

3.    How to use Adapalane

4.    Possible side effects

5.    How to store Adapalane

6.    Contents of the pack and other information

1.    What Adapalane is and what it is used for

•    The active substance in Adapalane is adapalene, which has an anti-inflammatory effect reducing soreness and irritation.

•    It is used on the face, chest or back for acne, where the skin has lots of blackheads, spots and pimples.

•    Adapalane is only absorbed into the body in very small amounts and has little effect, except on the surface of the skin.

2.    What you need to know before you use Adapalane

Do not use Adapalane:

•    If you are allergic to adapalene or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and precautions

•    Do not use this medicine on areas where you have cuts or scrapes or if you have a skin condition called eczema.

•    Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth or nostrils, and avoid other very sensitive areas of the body. If accidental contact does occur, immediately wash with warm water.

•    Avoid exposure to strong sunlight and artificial UV light.

•    If you experience sensitivity or irritation when applying this medicine, stop using it and tell your doctor. You may be asked to use the gel less often, or to stop using it for a short time.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Other medicines and Adapalane

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

•    Other acne products (containing benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin or clindamycin) may be used with Adapalane but they must be applied in the morning and Adapalane at night.

•    Cosmetics may be used but they must not cause blackheads or dry the skin.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

•    Adapalane should not be used during pregnancy. If you fall pregnant while using Adapalane, the treatment must be discontinued and you should inform your doctor as soon as possible for a further follow-up.

•    Adapalane can be used during breast-feeding. To avoid contact exposure of the infant, application of Adapalane to the chest should be avoided.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.

Adapalane contains:

-    propylene glycol (E1520) which may cause skin irritation

-    methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed)

3.    How to use Adapalane

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

•    Adapalane is only intended for use in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over.

•    This medicine is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

•    Adapalane is applied at night before going to bed, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.

•    Thoroughly wash the areas to be treated with water. Make sure the skin is clean and dry before using this medicine.

•    Put on a thin film of the gel with your fingertips to the affected areas and rub in gently.

•    Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.

•    How long you will have to use this medicine will depend on how quickly your acne improves. After you have used this medicine for three months, it is important that you see your doctor. He or she can then check the improvement of your acne.

If you use more Adapalane than you should or accidentally swallow the gel

•    If you put too much Adapalane on your skin, you will not get rid of your acne any quicker, but your skin may become irritated and red. Some peeling or discomfort could also occur.

•    In the rare event that you accidentally swallow any of this medicine, seek medical advice.

If you forget to use Adapalane

Don't worry if you forget to apply your Adapalane at the right time. When you remember, start using this medicine again, in t he same way as before.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4.    Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Adapalane Gel may cause the following side effects at the site of application.

Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people

-    dry skin

-    irritation of the skin

-    burning sensation of the skin

-    redness of the skin (erythema)

Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

-    local skin reaction (contact dermatitis)

-    skin discomfort

-    sunburn

-    itching of the skin (pruritus)

-    peeling skin (exfoliation)

-    flare up of acne

Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data

-    allergic contact reaction

-    pain or swelling of the skin

-    irritation, redness, itching or swelling of the eyelids

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5.    How to store Adapalane

•    KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.

•    Do not use Adapalane after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube after ‘Exp'. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

•    Keep the medicine in its original container. Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.

•    Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6.    Contents of the pack and other information

What Adapalane contains

The active substance is adapalane. Adapalane contains 0.1% w/w adapalane and the other ingredients are carbomer 940, propylene glycol (E1520), poloxamer 182, disodium edetate dehydrate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

What Adapalane looks like and contents of the pack

Adapalane is a white gel. It is available in tubes of 30g and 60g on prescription from your doctor. Manufacturer: Laboratoires Galderma, S.A. Alby-sur-Cheran, France.

Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.

POM


Adapalane® 0.1% w/w GEL PL No: 18799/1709 Adapalane is a Prescription Only medicine.

Leaflet date: 09.07.2015