Epiduo Gel Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide and/or alternatives
Epiduo 0.1%/2.5%Manufacturer: Galderma Source Country : New Zealand
Shipped from : New Zealand
Epiduo 0.1%/2.5%Marketed as Epiduo Gel in European Union Manufacturer: Galderma UK Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Epiduo Gel
Epiduo Gel has Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide as its active ingredients. Benzoyl Peroxide belongs to the class of oxidizing agents, and Adapalene is a synthetic retinoid analogous to vitamin A. Combination of the drugs forms an anti-acne medication. Apart from the two major ingredients, Epiduo Gel also contains inactive ingredients including sorbitan oleate, purified water, propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, poloxamer 124, isohexadecane, glycerin, edentate disodium, docusate sodium and acrylamide. Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Epiduo Gel if you have allergy to any of these ingredients of the drug.
Indications & Dosage of Epiduo Gel
Epiduo Gel is indicated for the treatment of severe acne in patients more than 12 years of age. Benzoyl Peroxide helps in washing away dirt and excess oil from the skin. Adapalene helps the skin of the patient to renew itself.
You may apply Epiduo Gel on your affected skin, usually once a day. Depending on the severity of your acne and your response to treatment, your doctor may also advise you to apply the medicine two times per day. Using more Epiduo Gel than prescribed may lead to severe irritation or dryness. Therefore, use it exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Before you apply the gel on your skin, make sure that your hands, as well as the area to be treated are clean and dry. Take a small amount of gel on your finger, apply it on your affected skin, and rub in gently.
Side Effects & Interactions of Epiduo Gel
Skin dryness, scaling or redness may occur during the first 4 weeks of starting the treatment with Epiduo Gel. Some patients may also experience burning or stinging. These are common side effects of the drug and subside on their own within a few days. However, inform your doctor at once if any of these persist or worsen. Also seek medical attention immediately if severe irritation, pain or inflammation may occur at the site of application.
Some patients with hypersensitive skin may develop an allergic reaction after applying Epiduo Gel. Symptoms of an allergy include hives, severe dizziness, trouble breathing or facial swelling. Stop using Epiduo Gel at once if you develop any of these symptoms. Seek medical help if necessary.
Avoid using any topical products that contain resorcinol, salicylic acid or sulfur, as serious interaction may take place. Products such as harsh soaps, shampoos, hair removers, waxes and skin cleansers may also cause severe irritation or dryness on the skin. Before you buy Epiduo Gel, inform your doctor if you use any of these products. Also inform your doctor about all the cosmetic, herbal or medicinal products you are using for the treatment of your acne.
Warnings & Precautions of Epiduo Gel
Do not apply Epiduo Gel on windburned, dry, irritated, broken, chapped, sunburned, bruised or cracked skin, as severe irritation may take place. Also do not apply the gel on any open cuts or wounds.
Epiduo Gel increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, do not forget to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothes before going out. When exposed to direct sunlight, your skin may become severely sunburnt.