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What should I know about adapalene before using it?

Before using adapalene you should know that this medication may increase your skin's sensitivity to real or artificial sunlight and other skin treatments. You should tell your doctor if you have been using salicylic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy or other harsh products because your doctor may want you to discontinue their use before using adapalene. You should not use hot wax for hair removal while using adapalene. Also, tell your doctor of any allergies you may have and medications you are taking. Be careful not to apply this medication in the creases around your nose, eyes or lips. Avoid any broken skin or skin affected by eczema. Be careful not to use more adapalene than is necessary, and wash your hands before use.

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