Differin Alcohol Interaction, What is Differin and side effects

Differin alcohol interaction speaks to what is Differin and Differin side effects.

Differin, Adapelene is the generic name for the drug sold under the brand name of Differin.

This drug is known as an anti-acne type drug and is prescribed for acne.

Moderate alcohol consumption is advised when taking Differin as it may influence side effects and behavior of the drug. Wait two months after the cessation of treatment before drinking alcohol.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.


Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to the drug.

Avoid sun or sunlamp exposure while using.

Common Side Effects

Redness, irritation, dryness, scaling, itching and burning of the skin where applied. These effects occur during the first 2 to 4 weeks of use and may be severe enough to call your doctor.

Rare Side Effects

Skin irritation, stinging sunburn and worsening acne.

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