Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% Gel
Buy Epiduo Gel for Acne
Epiduo is a combination treatment that contains both the retinoid adapalene and the peeling agent benzoyl peroxide. It is used for the treatment of acne. It may be recommended if Differin was unsuccessful after 8 weeks of use.
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|About Epiduo Gel|
Epiduo Gel combines two active ingredients, adapalene and benzoyl peroxide, which work together but in different ways. Adapalene belongs to a group of products known as retinoids and acts specifically on the skin processes that cause acne. The other active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, works as an antimicrobial agent and by softening and peeling the outer layer of the skin.
Do not use Epiduo Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to adapalene, benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
|Pregnancy and Breastfeeding||
Epiduo should not be used during pregnancy. Epiduo can be used during breastfeeding. To avoid contact exposure of the infant, application of Epiduo to the chest must be avoided. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
Further products available include Zineryt (topical antibiotic), Differin (topical retinoid) and Skinoren (azelaic acid). Duac Once Daily is another combination treatment available including benzoyl peroxide plus a topical antibiotic.
|Looking after your medicine||
Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% Gel Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: adapalene with benzoyl peroxide
Last Reviewed 14/02/2020 Authored 24/01/2010
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