Differin Gel 30g


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S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

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This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Differin Gel 30g

Differin Gel 30g

Product ID: 3428
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Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet?

This leaflet answers some common questions about DIFFERIN. Please read this leaflet carefully before you start using the gel. It does not contain all the information available on this medicine. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of your using DIFFERIN topical gel 0.1% against the benefits expected it will have for you.

If you have concerns about using this medicine ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with your tube. You may wish to read it again later.

Before you use DIFFERIN topical gel

Before you use DIFFERIN tell your doctor if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients listed in the section labelled Ingredients.

DIFFERIN topical gel should not be used by women who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant during treatment because of the risk of adverse effects on fetal development. There have been isolated reports of birth defects in babies born to women using adapalene and other topical drugs with a similar mechanism of action during their pregnancy.

The safety and efficacy of DIFFERIN gel has not been studied in relation to children under the age of 12 years.

What DIFFERIN topical gel is used for and how it works

DIFFERIN topical gel is used for the treatment of acne (blackheads, whiteheads and pimples) of the face, chest or back. The product acts against the abnormal skin processes associated with acne.

How to use DIFFERIN topical gel properly

DIFFERIN gel is for external use only.

DIFFERIN topical gel should not come into contact with the eyes, lips, angles of the nose, mucous membrane and open wounds. If accidental contact occurs rinse thoroughly with water.

Apply DIFFERIN at night. Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser or a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Apply a thin film of the gel to the areas of acne. Do not simply treat the pimples. Let the DIFFERIN gel dry.

Do not wash your face after applying the gel.

Try not to touch the treated areas overnight.

Be patient, you should notice some clinical improvement after 4-8 weeks and more improvement after further use.

Avoid exposing skin treated with DIFFERIN gel to excessive sunlight. Use a sunscreen cream (SPF 30+) and wear protective clothing if exposure to strong or prolonged sunlight cannot be avoided.

Do not use a sunlamp while treating your skin with DIFFERIN gel. Weather extremes such as wind or cold may also be irritating.

Avoid the use of oil-based makeups and creams. Cosmetic products with an abrasive, drying or peeling action may cause an extra irritant effect.

DIFFERIN topical gel should be used with caution by nursing mothers and only in areas away from the chest.

Unwanted effects

Do not be discouraged if DIFFERIN causes redness, burning or peeling at the beginning of the treatment. These effects most commonly occur during the first month of treatment and should decrease with continued use.

If a serious reaction occurs, discontinue use of DIFFERIN gel and consult your doctor. If the reaction is less severe use the gel less often or stop for a while until the irritation dies down.


DIFFERIN topical gel 0.1% is a smooth, white gel containing 1mg/g adapalene (0.1% w/w).

Each gram of DIFFERIN topical gel contains:

Active : 1mg/g adapalene.

Inactives : carbomer 980, propylene glycol, poloxamer, disodium edetate, methyl hydroxybenzoate, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

Australian Registration Number Aust R 53918.

In case of overdose

DIFFERIN topical gel is intended for external use only. Applying too much gel will not give you any better results and may cause marked redness, peeling or discomfort.

If swallowed, contact your doctor or poisons centre.

Storage conditions

Store below 25 degrees and out of reach of children. Avoid exposure to heat.

Replace the cap tightly after use. Do not use DIFFERIN gel after the 'use by' date on the tube.

Do not use the product if the tube or its seal has been damaged.

Where to go for further information

Should you have any questions regarding this product, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Who supplies this medicine

Galderma Australia Pty Ltd
Distributed in New Zealand by
9 Rodborough Road
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Pacific Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
76 Leonard Road
Mt Wellington

Date of information
Date of issue of patient information September 1998.

This leaflet provides a summary of some of the important things you need to know about DIFFERIN topical gel 0.1%.
Only your doctor and pharmacist are able to weigh up all the relevant facts and you should consult them about all aspects of this medicine as it relates to you.

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