Epiduo gel contains a combination of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin renew itself. Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect, which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin.
Epiduo gel is used to treat acne vulgaris (severe acne) in people who are at least 9 years old.
Common side effects of Epiduo include burning sensation of skin, stinging of the skin, desquamation, erythema, and xeroderma. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical: topical application gel/jelly
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical:
Dryness and peeling of the skin
flushing or redness of the skin
unusually warm skin
Blistering, burning, crusting, or flaking of the skin
burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
scaling, severe redness, or swelling of the skin
Incidence not known
Some of the side effects that can occur with adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Incidence not known
Burning, dry, or itching eyes
change in the color of the treated skin
discharge or excessive tearing
redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
swelling of the face
Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) gel General dosage information for the active ingredients contained in Epiduo: Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical (topical gel) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.
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