Epiduo Gel (Benzoyl Peroxide/Adapalene) is used to treat severe acne. Benzoyl Peroxide belongs to the class of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics and it works by treating and preventing acne by killing bacteria. It also has a mild drying effect, which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin. Adapalene belongs to the class of medications called retinoids and it works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation. The Epiduo gel helps the skin to renew itself.
Our Canadian Pharmacy currently offers the brand Epiduo Gel from United Kingdom and Canada also called Tactupump Gel manufactured by Galderma. There is no generic available for this medication. Epiduo Gel is available in the strength of 2.5 %/0.1% and Epiduo Gel Forte 2.5%/0.3%.
Many people who use Epiduo Gel do not have any serious side effects.
The common side effects of Epiduo Gel may include:
• Mild burning;
• Skin redness;
• Worsening of acne
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Epiduo Gel if you are allergic to adapalene and benzoyl peroxide or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Inform your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters or redness. Epiduo gel is absorbed through the skin and may harm an unborn baby. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk when used on skin.