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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiacne agent


Chemical Name

6-[3-(1-Adamantyl)-4-metoxyphenyl]-2-naphtoic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Adapalenum (Latin)
  • Adapalen (German)
  • Adapalène (French)
  • Adapaleno (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Adapalene (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Adapalène (OS: DCF)
  • CD 271 (IS)
  • Adapalen (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Adapalene (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Adapalène (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Adapalenum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Aclene
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Acne Jed 0.1%
    Jedco, Egypt
  • Acnelec
    PharmaSwiss, Poland
  • Acnelene
    Valor, Pakistan
  • Acneris-AD (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Psycorem, India
  • Acnescave 0.1%
    biopharma, Egypt
  • Acnidazil
    Ariston, Argentina
  • Acnovate (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Akesiss, India
  • Acure
    Genovate, Taiwan
  • Adaben-Duo (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Adaferin
    Galderma, Greece; Galderma, India; Laboratories Galderma, Israel; Galderma, Mexico
  • Adaferin 0.1%
    Galderma, Cyprus
  • Adagene-T
    Root, Taiwan
  • Adalene
    Shyh Dar, Taiwan; Unifarma, Taiwan
  • Adamei
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Adapac 0.1%
    Fouchard, Chile
  • Adapalene Borg 0.1%
    Borg, Egypt
  • Adapalene Sinphar
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Adapalène Teva 0.1%
    Teva Santé, France
  • Adapalène Zentiva 0.1%
    Sanofi Aventis, France
  • Adapel
    Healthcare, Bangladesh
  • Adapen
    Intas, India
  • Adapne
    Cinetic, Argentina
  • Adayung
    Shinlon, Taiwan
  • Adgar
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Adgraze-AC (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Akesiss, India
  • Adiamil
    Mediderm, Chile; Recalcine, Ecuador
  • Adlene-AD
    Psycorem, India
  • Aknapalen 0.1%
    Egpi, Egypt
  • Alangel
    Systopic, India
  • Ance-Cure
    Unifarma, Taiwan
  • Andopin
    Pei Li, Taiwan
  • Andropalene
    ABL Pharma, Peru
  • Anefree
    Swiss Pharm, Taiwan
  • Apalene
    Everest, Taiwan; Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Baclytic (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Invida, India
  • Beautyface
    Hwang's, Taiwan
  • Belakne
    Belupo, Czech Republic; Belupo, Slovenia; Belupo, Slovakia
  • Bracitor
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mexico
  • Dee
    Nidus, India
  • Delpac
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Deriva
    Glenmark, Ecuador; Glenmark, India; Glenmark, Malaysia
  • Deriva-C (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Glenmark, Ecuador; Glenmark, Peru
  • Deriva-CMS (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Glenmark, India
  • Deriva-MS
    Glenmark, India; Glenmark, Peru
  • Dermotopic
    Lazar, Argentina
  • Didanosine Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Netherlands
  • Differin
    Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Austria; Galderma, Australia; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Brazil; Galderma, Canada; Galderma, China; Galderma, Germany; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Estonia; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Hungary; Galderma, Ireland; Galderma, Iceland; Galderma, Lithuania; Galderma, Latvia; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, Netherlands; Galderma, Norway; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma, Peru; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Poland; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Taiwan; Galderma, United States; Galderma, Venezuela; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Laboratories, South Africa; Galderma Nordic, Sweden; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland; Taymed, Turkey
  • Differin 0.1%
    Galderma, France; Galderma, Japan; Galderma Chile Laboratorios, Chile
  • Differin 0.3%
    Galderma Chile Laboratorios, Chile
  • Differin XP
    Galderma, Canada
  • Differine
    Galderma, Czech Republic; Galderma, Spain; Galderma, Lebanon; Galderma, Malta; Galderma, Slovakia; Galderma, Tunisia
  • Doniq
    Raymos, Argentina
  • Doulishu
    Sen Tai, Taiwan
  • Easy Acne
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Effezel (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Galderma, Mexico
  • Ellia
    Sinil Pharmaceutical Co Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Epiduo (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    2care4, Norway; Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Australia; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Germany; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Spain; Galderma, France; Galderma, Greece; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Iceland; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, Norway; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Poland; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Tunisia; Galderma, United States; Galderma Chile Laboratorios, Chile; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Nordic, Denmark; Galderma Nordic, Sweden; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand
  • Epiduo 0.1% (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Galderma, Austria; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Galderma U.K., United Kingdom
  • Epiduo 2.5% (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Galderma, Austria; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Galderma U.K., United Kingdom
  • Evalen
    Ferron, Indonesia
  • Faceclin-A (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    AHPL, India
  • Feeling
    Mey See, Taiwan
  • Feiz (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Dewcare, India
  • Flamir
    Laboratorio Bago, Chile
  • Fona
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Fona Plus (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Freshlook (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Ziska, Bangladesh
  • Ganaxin
    Mediderm, Peru
  • Glenpalene-C (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Suiphar, Colombia
  • Iloticina Duo (Adapalene and Erythromycin)
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Klenzit
    Glenmark, Philippines; Glenmark, Vietnam
  • Klenzit-C (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Glenmark, Vietnam
  • KM
    LKM, Argentina
  • Kwaie
    UBI, Taiwan
  • Leneda
    Serral, Mexico
  • Lidalene
    Genuine, Taiwan
  • Marpalene 0.1%
    Marcyrl, Egypt
  • May Do
    Root, Taiwan
  • Niffulene
    New Chemical, Taiwan
  • Olena
    Winston, Taiwan
  • Pal Mash 0.1%
    Mash, Egypt
  • Palene
    Panbiotic, Taiwan
  • Palexil
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Panalene
    Panalab, Argentina; Panalab, Peru
  • Panalene Clin (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Panalene Duo (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Redap
    Galderma Nordic, Denmark
  • Sinac
    Andrómaco, Argentina
  • Sona
    Belupo, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Belupo, Croatia (Hrvatska); Belupo, Serbia
  • Surecure
    Jamjoom Pharma, Oman
  • Tactuo (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Galderma, Canada
  • Tactuoben (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Isdin, Spain
  • Tifforly
    CBC, Hong Kong; CBC, Taiwan; Zenfields, Hong Kong
  • Zudenina
    Medihealth, Colombia; Roemmers, Ecuador; Roemmers, Peru; Roemmers Centroamérica, Costa Rica; Roemmers Centroamérica, Guatemala; Roemmers Centroamérica, Honduras; Roemmers Centroamérica, Nicaragua; Roemmers Centroamérica, Panama; Roemmers Centroamérica, El Salvador
  • Zudenina Plus (Adapalene and Clindamycin)
    Medihealth, Colombia


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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