Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene Topical and Benzoyl Peroxide which treat acne (pimples). Adapalene Topical is a form of vitamin A and Benzoyl Peroxide is a keratolytic medicine. Together, they prevent accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil), unblock the pores and allow natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. Benzoyl Peroxide additionally penetrates into the skin and kills acne-causing bacteria.
Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epiduo 0.1/2.5% Gel may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd Feb 2018.