Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% Gel


Uses of Epiduo Gel

Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% Gel is used in the treatment of acne.

Epiduo Gel side effects

  • Skin peeling
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation at the site of application
  • Redness of skin

How to use Epiduo Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Epiduo Gel works

Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% Gel is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide which treat acne (pimples). Adapalene 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 Gel related warnings

No interaction found/established
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.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epiduo

A lot of pimples have grown on my face. What should I do? Doctor has suggested me Cetaphil lotion, Epiduo gel, aquasoft cream, azithral-500.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
For Pimples- Faceclin Gel For application twice daily over affected area.For Marks- Demelan cream for application once weekly at night ( very little on marks only)Rejuglow Facewash/ Episoft OC Cleanser/ Saslic DS Wash. Tab Limcee 500mg once daily for one month, Tab Ascazin twice daily for one month.Chemical Peels to clear face & spots. Contact- SkinAid clinic Gurgaon, 9XXXXXX
I have got combination type of skin with small pus filled pimple on chin , pores on cheeks , reddened and flaky skin around mouth and occasional breakout too.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Use epiduo gel - once daily in the evening for 4-5hrs over the pimples and wash off Dnt rub Wash off immediately if there is irritation Continue for 6wks minimum Take proper sunprotection during day
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User Feedback


Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Epiduo?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. Can I use Epiduo as a spot treatment (single pimple)?
It’s not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Epiduo should be applied to the entire face. It’s meant for once-daily use to treat your acne.
Q. How long does Epiduo take to work?
It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Epiduo may take some time to see significant results. Use the medicine as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Q. Will Epiduo be more effective if I overuse it?
No, do not overuse Epiduo. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body and cause severe diarrhea. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
GALDERMA INDIA Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Corporate Park, D Wing Unit 801\802 , Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063, India, Phone: +91 22 40331818
30 gm in 1 tube