Epiduo Gel (Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide)

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Epiduo Gel 0.1%/2.5%

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Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 0.1%/2.5%

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Epiduo Gel (Adapalene-Benzoyl Peroxide) Medication Information

Uses

Epiduo is a retinoid and benzoyl peroxide combination that is used to treat acne.

Dosage

The gel is available in 1/25 mg strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Epiduo include:

  • Dry skin
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Burning
  • Skin irritation

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Epiduo.

Precautions

Patients taking Epiduo should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps, and wear sunscreen when they cannot avoid being in the sun.

Interactions

No drug interactions were studied by the manufacturer.

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Epiduo. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-86 ºF). protect from light and extreme heat. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • You should clean your skin before applying Epiduo.
  • Apply Epiduo in a thin layer avoiding your lips and eyes. 
  • Use sunscreen whenever you are in the sun while taking Epiduo.

Epiduo FAQs

How long do you keep Epiduo on your face?

It takes about 20 minutes for Epiduo to absorb into the skin 

 

How quickly does Epiduo work?

It will take 12 weeks to see the full effect of the treatment with Epiduo.

 

Can I use moisturizer after Epiduo?

You should wait until Epiduo absorbs into the skin, typically 20 minutes before applying moisturizers. 

 

Can I use Epiduo twice a day?

You should not use Epiduo more than once a day as it will not help your acne, it will just make your skin more sensitive.

 

What are the side effects with Epiduo?

The most common side effects with Epiduo are local skin reactions like redness, dryness, stinging, and scaling.

Related Drugs

Reference:

Epiduo {package insert}. Fort Worth, TX: Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; 2013.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/022320s004lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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