Also Known As: Adapalene, Pimpal, Adelene, Differin, Gallet
Adapalene is a third-generation topical retinoid primarily used in the treatment of mild-moderate acne and is also used (off-label) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions.
In the United States, adapalene is available under the brand name Differin in three different preparations: 0.1% cream, 0.1% gel, and 0.3% gel. As of June 2010, a 0.1% gel is also available under the generic name Teva. In Europe, only the 0.1% cream and 0.1% gel are available. In Pakistan, adapalene is available under the brand names Pimpal by Brookes Pharmaceuticals,and Gallet by Pharma Health Pakistan, Pimpal is in the form of 0.1% gel whereas gallet is in cream. In India it is available under the trade name Adelene or "Adaferin Gel" with 0.1 % Adapalene and 1 % Clindamycin phosphate.