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Difference between topical gels

I was just prescribed adapalene...even though I asked for accutane. Will probably get the Differin gel. I just have one question:

What is the difference between retinoid and retin-a, medically wise?

Are they the same thing? Or is retinoid a stronger version and retin-a weaker?

I'm not asking which is better, but what is the difference.

Any MDs here wanna help me understand?

Thanks peeps.

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Retin-a is a type of retinoid, just like Differin. As for which is weaker, I wouldn't know. I only used retin-a, but I hear Differin is 'gentler'.

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