EPIDUO Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 022320/001.

Names and composition

"EPIDUO" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ADAPALENE and BENZOYL PEROXIDE.
It belongs to the class Retinoids/keratolytics and is used in Acne, rosacea (Skin)

Answered questions

Recently prescribed Epiduo?
I had been on Ziana and Triaz (3%) foaming pads. I've been on those since October, and saw little results. I'm also on an oral antibiotic which did improve my acne. I just went to my dermatologist and complained about the treatment's ineffectiveness and that it was drying out my skin. She changed my... Asked by Stuart Ligas 4 months ago.

I had been on Ziana and Triaz (3%) foaming pads. I've been on those since October, and saw little results. I'm also on an oral antibiotic which did improve my acne. I just went to my dermatologist and complained about the treatment's ineffectiveness and that it was drying out my skin. She changed my prescription to Epiduo, which I only use at night. In the morning I only wash my face with an over-the-counter cleanser. I know a lot of people complain about peeling, burning, and redness with Epiduo. Considering it will be the only product I'm using and that I'm only using it once a day, will it dry out my skin too badly? That was the main reason I wanted to switch from my old prescriptions. I have very oily skin, but it dries out easily. Answered by Vernon Chuba 4 months ago.

ive used epiduo for around 8 or 9 months i think. i would say that its worth it and that you should use it. For me, it did get worse before it got better and when it got worse it freaked me ouuttt! on the third night of using it my skin started to feel dry and after that for the next week my skin was super dry, red, and sensitive to EVERYTHING. I could barely touch my skin without irritating it and making it burn. So i started applying epiduo every 2 days for a week and that started helping my skin feel better. then i applied it every other day for a while, and then eventually every day. I never used moisturizer or anything, that would make my skin burn at first. Epiduo is a pretty strong product that is not something your skin is going to easilt take and get used to. even now i dont apply epiduo to my whole face every day or it gets dry. I apply it every day to my nose because my nose has never been dry, its is VERY oily! i apply it to my whole face evey other or every 2 days. From my experience i would definatly say to try epiduo, for more than a week or two. It made my skin verry smooth and clear. Once you start using it youll learn how it works with your skin and how often you need to apply it where. I basically only break out before periods. if you have epiduo, stick with it! So.. most peopl ecomplain about he burning probably because they complained before their skin got better or quit before their skin got better. It will get better. It will dry your skin out badly if you do not have VERY oily skin and apply it every single day while your skin is getting used to it. 9it will dry your skin out somewhat in the first 1-4 weeks, so bear with it) Answered by Nereida Degracia 4 months ago.

Dry and/or greasy skin due to poor oil composition of the skin. Thick greasy oils clog pores, lack of oil leads to dryness and irritation. You need thin oils to moisturize while dissolving and clearing gunk in your poors. Try fish oil or seafood. 2 tsp fish oil a day or 4 servings of seafood a week. Stick it out for at least 2 months; it will take a long time to replace all your oil. Any effect after 1-2 days is temporary or random; so even if it makes you break out a little at first, you haven't given it a full try yet. In the short term you can wash and moisturize well, but that will only go so far. Plus excessive washing can be drying and excessive moisturizing can be clogging. Use a small amount of a light moisturizer, made with oil not jelly or grease. Often that means soybean oil or mineral oil. Mineral oil means mined from the ground. So soybean oil is usually better, though mineral oil won't cause too much harm. Clean with soap and water, not a harsh acne cleanser. Even then they only work so well. So you really need the seafood. Antibiotics aren't really good for bacteria long term, they'll come back in force after. Short term they may help. After you get off them find some kefir with acidophilus listed first or 2nd to replace the friendly bacteria they destroyed. Studies show less illness when you have these bacteria, even outside the stomach in places such as the lungs and elsewhere. You want friendly bacteria to fill the void when the antibiotics stop, not harmful ones. In the short term you might also try 100,000+ iu retinol vitamin A (a megadose, and too much for normal use) or one of the acne drugs that is similar to retinol vitamin A. It's some minor harm to your organs, but it helps against bacteria on your skin. At least it doesn't have the other long term drawbacks to your skin that antibiotics and many scrubs do. If you would like to learn how to treat your acne permanently and regain your health and wellbeing, without drugs, without typical acne treatments, and without any side effects, then this will be the most important letter you will ever read. Weird Trick Forces Your Body To Eliminate Your Acne Giving You Beautiful Clear Skin In 30-60 Days? Make sure your sound is turned on! Answered by Dionne Petite 4 months ago.

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What Does Epiduo Do Answered by Roberto Underdown 4 months ago.


Witch Hazel and Epiduo?
I wanted to know if it is smart to use epiduo and witch hazel together? I use the witch hazel/lemon first then the epiduo after the witch hazel/lemon dries? Asked by Reta Partible 4 months ago.

Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% is the only antibiotic-free, topical acne treatment that combines two hardworking medicines, adapalene and benzoyl peroxide, to help clear up the breakouts you have now and help prevent future pimples from forming. It also comes in a convenient pump, so treating and preventing breakouts can quickly become a part of your everyday routine. Benzoyl peroxide is one of the two effective medicines in Epiduo Gel. It's an antimicrobial which kills the bacteria that lead to breakouts and helps prevent pimples from coming back. Adapalene is a type of retinoid, and the other medicine in Epiduo Gel. It unclogs blocked pores, helping to stop acne from forming under the skin's surface and decreasing the redness, swelling and inflammation associated with pimples. Witch-hazel (Hamamelis, /ˌhæməˈmiːlɪs/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hamamelidaceae, with three species in North America (H. ovalis, H. virginiana and H. vernalis), and one each in Japan (H. japonica) and China (H. mollis). The North American species are occasionally called winterbloom. Answered by Rosalee Praley 4 months ago.


Im scared to use epiduo gel?
I was on a birthcontrol after having my daughter that made me get acne on my right cheek its itchy hyrts, I am scared to use epiduol gel my derma gave it to me..does it really help I really want the acne gone Asked by Lorene Manzella 4 months ago.

Epiduo worked well for my acne but I personally had a very bad reaction to it. I got chest tightness that made me feel like I was having an asthma attack and my friend who was also on it got asthma like symptoms when she had never had them before. I know for sure it was the Epiduo because I stopped using it once I got the pain and it went away and three months later I tried it again and the same chest tightness happened. The write ups on Epiduo don't list this side affect but on review websites other people have said similar issues with it interfering with their respiratory system. It's a rare effect and it worked at clearing my face for the little time I used it, but the chest pain lasts for a while and is very painful so it's a risk. Answered by Julieann Wohlert 4 months ago.

yeah it works it has too or else that is false advertisement Answered by Darline Sanday 4 months ago.


Have you tried Epiduo? Was it effective? Did it give you chest pain?
How many mlg are you on? Asked by Karan Beccue 4 months ago.

Epiduo? Are you sure you spelled it correctly? I can't imagine any reason that Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) 0.1%/2.5% Gel would cause chest pain aside from a severe allergic reaction. If that is the case then you must go the hospital. I currently take Epiduo (and clindamycin topical and oral Doryx (doxycycline)). I have found it to be highly effective and I would recommend it. And if money is an issue (because Epiduo is so expensive) you have the alternative of the prescription drug Differin (Adapalene) 0.1% Gel, which is cheaper and made by the company that makes Epiduo. Differin also have a 0.3% dose. And benzoyl peroxide is available OTC in 2.5% and even 10% (but 2.5% is as good as 10% but with less side effects). So taking both would work about the same as taking Epiduo. Answered by Delicia Vogan 4 months ago.

It is probably just anxiety, but just to be sure, you should make an appt with your doctor and explain what happened. He/she may know from your symptoms that it was not a heart attack. The doctor can also run a blood test to tell if it was a heart attack or not. If it is something else, then the doctor can help you treat it so that you don't have to go through that terrifying experience again. Good luck. Answered by Krysta Hardyman 4 months ago.

yes, yes, yes and 25 Answered by Ouida Speth 4 months ago.


Does Epiduo work.......?
I have some mild acne, not really bad but bad enough for people to notice. I saw a commercial for Epiduo and it looks like it could work and I want to know if it actually works before I waste my time and money. Thanks! Asked by Celinda Rapoport 4 months ago.

Yes! Epiduo does work but it does take some time, for mild acne Epiduo will take about 2 months to START clearing your skin but it will ACTUALLY clear it. I had severe acne, it was horribly bad, I had it on my cheeks, forehead, temples, chin, nose, between my eyebrows, and even some going down my neck a little. IT WAS AWFUL! I started using Epiduo gel in mid Feb. of 2010 and I've been using it every night since then. It cleared my skin so much, its unbelievable. My skin still isn't perfect yet even though I've been using it for so long. I would guess thats because I had such severe acne, but it definitely did work. I would recommend it anyone with acne problems. According to my dermatologist its the second most effective acne treatment in the world next to Accutane. Answered by Tracey Noftsier 4 months ago.

Epiduo Does It Work Answered by Arminda Angelozzi 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Does Epiduo work.......? I have some mild acne, not really bad but bad enough for people to notice. I saw a commercial for Epiduo and it looks like it could work and I want to know if it actually works before I waste my time and money. Thanks! Answered by Rene Dullum 4 months ago.

Might sound weird and something crazy to do. But, toothpaste really works. Don't have to go out and buy a expensive brand use the one you have at your house. How long you leave it on is truly up to you. Some leave it on for a few minutes. Some leave it on till it starts to split. And don't leave it on overnight. I'm not a wild sleeper I sleep on my back so I leave it on overnight since I don't go to bed till like 1 in the morning and have to wake up at 5. Answered by Travis Gerloff 4 months ago.

Yes, I have oily skin and my skin has some zits but not enough for people to notice, like you. My dermatologist recommended Epiduo for me and i've been using it for a year, and works great! The side effects aren't that bad anyways. Answered by Karol Hulmes 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
022320/001 EPIDUO ADAPALENE; BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL/TOPICAL 0.1% and 2.5%

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
022320/001 EPIDUO ADAPALENE; BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL/TOPICAL 0.1% and 2.5%
203790/001 ADAPALENE AND BENZOYL PEROXIDE ADAPALENE; BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL/TOPICAL 0.1% and 2.5%
206959/001 ADAPALENE AND BENZOYL PEROXIDE ADAPALENE; BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL/TOPICAL 0.1% and 2.5%
207917/001 EPIDUO FORTE ADAPALENE; BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL/TOPICAL 0.3% and 2.5%
208108/001 ADAPALENE AND BENZOYL PEROXIDE ADAPALENE; BENZOYL PEROXIDE GEL/TOPICAL 0.1% and 2.5%

Manufacturers

Manufacturer name
Galderma UK Ltd

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