Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
You should not use medicated cosmetics or cover-ups, abrasive or medicated soaps or cleansers, products with alcohol, spice, or lime in them, hair removal products, or anything that might dry your skin unless your doctor tells you to.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have been using other acne medicines before you start using adapalene. You may need to wait a few days after you stop using the other medicine before you start treatments with adapalene.
Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you are sensitive to sunlight or have eczema (a severe skin condition) or a sunburn.
This medicine may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Try to avoid being in direct sunlight for long periods. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, protect your skin with clothing and a strong sunscreen. You should not use a sunlamp or tanning booths.
Cold temperatures or wind may also cause skin irritation while you are using this medicine.
Talk with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
At first, your acne may seem to get worse before it gets better. Keep using the medicine. In about 8 to 12 weeks your acne should start to clear up.