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Epiduo® Gel 0.1%/2.5% Pump contains Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide which work together but in different ways for the treatment of acne.
Adapalene is a type of retinoid. It works by exfoliating the skin (removing dead skin cells) to prevent blocked pores and soothes inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide is an antimicrobial agent that works to soften and peel the skin’s outer layer as well as tackle the microbes which can trigger acne.
If you forget to apply a dose of this medication, apply it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is time for the next dose. Apply your next dose at the usual time. Do not apply two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Skin redness, dryness, peeling, mild burning, swelling, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 4 weeks of using this product. These effects usually decrease with continued use.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of the following side effects, please consult your doctor immediately:
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid washing your face too often as this may increase the drying-out effect of your medication. Wash your face two to three times a day only.
Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, avoid using other “drying” preparations on the same treated areas to prevent severe irritations. These include harsh soaps and cleansers, alcoholic preparations and medicated cosmetics or soaps.
Avoid using Epiduo on areas where you have cuts, scrapes, sunburn or eczema.
Avoid staying directly under sunlight for long durations. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen product with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 and wear protective clothing when you are exposed to direct sunlight.
Avoid applying heavy make-up and using oily cosmetics. It is recommended to choose make-up products with non-oily formulas.
Avoid getting Epiduo on your hair or coloured fabrics as it may bleach them and wash your hands thoroughly after you have used the medicine.
The above information answers some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.