What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Differin (Adapalene)


Differin (Adapalene)

Prescription Required

XP Gel 0.3%
Cream 0.1%

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Generic Equivalent - Differin (Adapalene)

Prescription Required

Gel 0.1%

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  • Product Details


    Differin XP Gel Uses:

    Differin XP Gel

    Differin XP Gel (Adapalene)

    This particular medicine has links to the medical family class of retinoids. The medicines that belong to this particular class are usually those that are used for acne treatment. This particular XP gel functions by preventing the development and lowering the number of acne-blocked oil glands. This, in turn, prevents the development of plugs. It is said that when using Differin XP gel for treating acne, you may see results in between 4 to 8 weeks.

    However, keep in mind the fact that your doctor may prescribe this medicine to you for other conditions that are not mentioned here. Thus, strictly follow and use this medicine as your doctor has prescribed it to you.

    Acne treatment has now been made easier by using this particular XP gel. You can now easily buy Differin XP gel online from Canada Pharmacy.


    Wash your hands thoroughly before applying this gel. Wash the affected area with a mild soap or cleanser. Gently pat dry the area. Take out a small amount of this XP gel on your fingertips and apply it to the affected area. You can apply the gel on your chest and back if they are affected by acne. However, do not apply it to cuts, open wounds, sunburnt skin or other areas of your skin affected by such problems.

    It is recommended that you use this gel before bedtime. Apply a thick layer on to the affected area and wash your hands after applying the medicine.

    However, strictly follow the method your doctor has prescribed to you.


    The main ingredient found in Differin XP gel is Adapalene.


    • Do not use if you are allergic to the gel's ingredients or if you have eczema or seborrheic dermatitis.
    • For external use only.
    • Avoid using cosmetics.
    • Wear covered clothing and avoid sunlight.
    • Avoid using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Avoid using on children under 12 or seniors over 65 years.

    Cautions not listed may also exist.

    Side Effects

    The side effects to be aware of are:

    • Burning or stinging
    • Discomfort
    • Dry skin
    • Itching
    • Peeling of skin
    • Redness of skin
    • Skin irritation
    • Sunburnt skin
    • Intense dry, red, swollen or blistered skin

    Side effects not listed may also occur.

    Fact Table




    US FDA


    Very low

    Legal status

    US: RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    Between 7 and 51 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    XP Gel 0.3%, Gel 0.10%, Cream 0.10%


    Consult a doctor



    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9701

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