Brand name authorized in: Brazil
The drug ADAPEL contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
Adapalene is a retinoid-like compound which in, in vivo and in vitro models of inflammation, has been demonstrated to possess anti-inflammatory properties. Mechanically, adapalene binds like tretinoin to specific retinoic acid nuclear receptors but, unlike tretinoin not to cytosolic receptor binding proteins. Adapalene is used in the treatment of acne and is also used (off-label) to treat keratosis pilaris as well as other skin conditions.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed: