DIFFERIN - adapalene gel 
Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

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DIFFERIN® GEL
ADAPALENE GEL, 0.1%

Drug Facts

Active ingredient
Adapalene 0.1% (retinoid)*
*read consumer information leaflet

Purpose

acne treatment

Use

Warnings

For external use only

Do not use

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a doctor before use.

When using this product

Stop use and ask doctor if

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions
Adults and children 12 years of age and older:

Children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

Other information

  • store at room temperature 68°-77°F
  • protect from freezing

Inactive Ingredients

carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182,
propylene glycol, purified water and sodium hydroxide.
May contain hydrochloric acid to adjust pH.

Questions? 1-866-735-4137

Patient Leaflet

DIFFERIN GEL
ADAPALENE GEL 0.1%
ACNE TREATMENT

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Differin and what is it used for?

• Differin Gel is a topical retinoid medication used for the treatment of acne in people 12 years and older.
• Use only one time a day.

What should I know before using the product?

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a doctor before use.
• Some other retinoid drugs have been shown to cause birth defects. There is no specific evidence that Differin Gel 0.1% causes birth defects in humans when used topically as directed.
Do not use Differin Gel if you are allergic to adapalene or any of the ingredients in this product.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

How often do I apply the product?

• Apply this product only one time a day and try to apply the product at the same time each day.

How do I apply the product?

• Gently clean the affected areas using a mild (non-irritating) cleanser and pat dry.
• Apply Differin Gel as a thin layer to the affected areas of the skin only one time a day. For example, if you get acne on the face, clean, dry and apply the product to the entire face. Differin Gel is not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple.
• Avoid product contact with eyes, lips and mouth. If contact occurs, immediately flush the area with water.
• Do not apply product to damaged skin (cuts, abrasions, eczema, or sunburn).
• Wash hands after use.

How long will it take for Differin Gel to work?
• It may take up to 3 months of daily use for results to appear.
• Do not use more than one time a day. Applying more than directed will not provide faster or better results, but may worsen skin irritation.

DIFFERIN GEL
ADAPALENE GEL 0.1%
ACNE TREATMENT
Frequently Asked Questions (Continued)

What do I do if I need to be in the sun?

• When possible, limit sun exposure, including light from tanning beds.

• When going outdoors, use a sunscreen as labeled. Your skin may be more sensitive when using Differin Gel. If you use this product during the day, allow it to dry before applying sunscreen.

Can I use a moisturizer if my skin is dry?
•Yes, use of a moisturizer may help decrease dryness and other signs of irritation. Avoid products containing alpha hydroxyl or glycolic acids which may worsen irritation.

When is my skin most likely to become irritated? And what do I do?

• Irritation (redness, itching, dryness, burning) is more likely to occur:
• In the first weeks of use.
• If using abrasive skin cleansers, products with drying effects or more than one topical acne medication at a time. You may want to delay starting Differin Gel until any irritation from using the other product(s) has gone away.
• Moisturizers may be used.
• Irritation usually lessens after 4 weeks of continued use.

What do I do if my skin becomes severely irritated?

• If irritation becomes severe (overly bothersome), stop use and ask a doctor before using the product again.

Can I remove unwanted facial hair by waxing while using this product?
• Do not use wax to remove hair in areas where the product has been applied because it may worsen skin irritation.

What ingredients are used in Differin?

• Differin Gel contains:
The active ingredient is adapalene 0.1%. The other ingredients are: carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium hydroxide. May contain hydrochloric acid to adjust pH.

How should I store this product?

• Differin Gel should be stored at room temperature [68° - 77°]. Protect from freezing.
• Do not use the product after the expiry date marked on the packaging.

Other Questions? Where can I get information?
Phone: 1-866-735-4137

P54379-0

P54379-0 Differin 0.1 Gel Insert Page 1
P54379-0 Differin 0.1 Gel Insert Page 2

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 45g Carton (Tube)

DIFFERIN® GEL

ADAPALENE GEL 0.1%
ACNE TREATMENT

• Previously available only by prescription

• FDA approved

• Dermatologist developed

• Once Daily Topical Retinoid*

* Read consumer information leaflet before use

NET WT 1.6 OZ (45 g)

Distributed by:
Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
A Nestlé Skin Health Company
Fort Worth, TX 76177 USA

Made in Canada

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

P53824-2

P53824-2 Differin 0.1 Gel Carton

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 45g Carton (Pump)

DIFFERIN® GEL

ADAPALENE GEL 0.1%
ACNE TREATMENT

• Previously available only by prescription

• FDA approved

• Dermatologist developed

• Once Daily Topical Retinoid*

* Read consumer information leaflet before use

Easy to use PUMP

NET WT 1.6 OZ (45 g)

Distributed by:
Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Fort Worth, TX 76177 USA

Made in Canada

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

P54378-1

P54378-1 Differin 0.1 Gel pump carton
DIFFERIN  
adapalene gel
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:0299-4910
Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ADAPALENE (UNII: 1L4806J2QF) (ADAPALENE - UNII:1L4806J2QF) ADAPALENE1 mg  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CARBOMER HOMOPOLYMER TYPE C (ALLYL PENTAERYTHRITOL CROSSLINKED) (UNII: 4Q93RCW27E)  
EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K)  
METHYLPARABEN (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)  
POLOXAMER 182 (UNII: JX0HIX6OAG)  
PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
SODIUM HYDROXIDE (UNII: 55X04QC32I)  
HYDROCHLORIC ACID (UNII: QTT17582CB)  
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:0299-4910-451 in 1 CARTON07/08/2016
145 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
2NDC:0299-4910-151 in 1 CARTON07/08/2016
215 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
3NDC:0299-4910-001 in 1 BLISTER PACK07/08/2016
32 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
4NDC:0299-4910-101 in 1 CARTON01/01/2020
415 g in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
5NDC:0299-4910-401 in 1 CARTON01/01/2020
545 g in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
NDANDA02038007/08/2016
Labeler - Galderma Laboratories, L.P. (047350186)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
G Production Inc.251676961MANUFACTURE(0299-4910)

Revised: 9/2020
Document Id: 922aaa21-8ed4-45c5-b852-57d687c2a116
Set id: 0739d631-171b-42a8-bd55-0022b8df2d8a
Version: 9
Effective Time: 20200915
 
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