Differin

Differin cream and gel containing retinoid (adapalene 0.1%) applied once daily to treat acne available to buy online from Dr Fox.

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  1. Read medical information about acne treatment
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
  3. Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy (tracked 24hr delivery)

Prices

Acne treatmentQuantityCost
Differin cream (adapalene 0.1%)45 grams£22.00
Differin cream (adapalene 0.1%)90 grams (2 x 45 grams)£39.00
Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%)45 grams£22.00
Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%)90 grams (2 x 45 grams)£39.00

Dr Fox charges a small prescription fee per order.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£2.00
up to £40£3.00
over £40£4.00

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.


About Differin

Galderma

Differin is a once daily topical treatment for acne. The active ingredient, adapalene, reduces spots and inflammation. Adapalene is a type of medicine known as a retinoid and is supplied in the UK by the pharmaceutical company Galderma.

Differin should be applied to acne prone areas, usually in the evenings, to areas of the face, back and chest affected by spots and inflammation, particularly where blackheads and whiteheads are present.

Whats a good treatment plan?

Treatment with Differin should be continued for at least 8 weeks. If after that time there is no improvement, treatment should be stopped or new types of treatment should be added.

After 3 months, treatment should be reviewed, and if acne has cleared Differin can be stopped. Acne may not come back, and if it does treatment can be restarted. Both Differin and over the counter benzoyl peroxide can be used long term (for many months or years) if needed.

With other acne treatments

Differin can be used with topical preparations containing clindamycin (Duac) or erythromycin (Zineryt) or benzoyl peroxide (non-prescription medicine). When other topical medicines are used with Differin these are usually applied at different times of the day.

Differin should not be used at the same time with other topical retinoids.

Side effects of Differin - cautions

Localised side effects, notably soreness, redness and inflammation of the skin are common, particularly early in treatment. Treatment frequency should be reduced if this occurs, or stopped if there is marked inflammation.

Generalised side effects are unlikely, as little of the active ingredients are absorbed through the skin.

Using Differin more frequently than daily will not increase effectiveness, but will increase the chances of side effects.

Sensitivity to UV light is increased and sun avoidance measures, including the use of sunscreens, are recommended.

Differin is for topical use only. Avoid contact with mouth and eyes. If accidentally ingested contact a doctor straight away.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Avoid use in pregnancy. Differin can be used by breastfeeding women, although application to the chest area should be avoided.

Patient Information Leaflet

Illustration of patient leaflet from medicine packet

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine and must be read before taking the medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.

Differin Gel patient leaflet
Differin Cream patient leaflet

Dr Barbara Babor

Authored 19 November 2015 by Dr B. Babor
MB ChB Dundee University 1996. NHS GP and dermatology specialist.

Reviewed by Dr Tony Steele, Dr A. Wood, Dr P. Hunt
Last reviewed 15 January 2018
Last updated 25 October 2019

References

Product reviews

Differin rated 4.89/5 in 9 product reviews

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Differin Cream

Really helped my skin clear up, haven't used it for a few months and skin is getting worse so i will be going back to it.

12/09/2019 10:06
L. Pearce Verified

Differin Cream

Great product, although takes time to see results

01/08/2019 22:33
Anonymous Verified

Differin Gel

Great product

02/05/2019 20:37
Anonymous Verified

Differin Gel

The best i love this product

28/06/2018 02:33
Anonymous Verified

Differin Gel

Perfect if you’re struggling with persistent acne on face & body!

28/05/2018 18:11
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