Topical Retinoid
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The following side effects are expected to occur in the first 2-4 weeks of treatment, and resolve with continued use of adapalene. Contact your doctor if these symptoms are severe and/or do not go away after 4 weeks of treatment:

How Common (based on clinical studies)

Skin oilinessUp to 66% of all users
Dryness of skinUp to 63% of all users
RednessUpto 54% of all users
Skin peeling or scalingUp to 52 % of all users
ItchingUp to 50% of all users
Burning or stinging sensationUp to 45% of all users
Skin discomfortUp to 5.8% of all users
Sunburn Up to 1.2% of all users

Adapalene may also cause other side effects that are not mentioned here. Contact your doctor if you experience any other troublesome symptoms when using adapalene.

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