About Epiduo® Gel

Epiduo FAQs.

Looking for some quick answers? Check out these frequently asked questions or watch the video.

What makes Epiduo different?

Epiduo Gel is the only antibiotic-free, topical acne treatment that combines adapalene and benzoyl peroxide in a convenient pump to help clear up the breakouts you have now and help prevent future pimples from forming. The two medicines have been proven to work better together than they do alone. Plus, having them together in a single treatment could mean fewer co-pays, more convenience and most of all, better results.

Who can use Epiduo Gel?

If you're 9 or older and your acne's not getting any better with your current routine, you're a good candidate for Epiduo Gel. But of course, you should always ask the medical experts. Ask your doctor (and your parents if you're 17 and under) if Epiduo Gel is right for you.

Does it matter when I use my Epiduo Gel?

No, you can use it in the morning or evening, or as directed by your doctor. It's best to use it the same time every day to help you stay in the routine. It's important not to miss days, so Epiduo Gel can keep working.

How much Epiduo Gel should I use?

Follow your doctor's instructions, but typically a pea-sized amount spread evenly across each affected area of your face is perfect. Using more won't speed things up, and it's not a good idea to spot-treat. Stick with the right amount and stay consistent.

What if I forget to use my Epiduo Gel?

Skipping a day of treatment can allow new pimples to begin forming beneath the skin's surface. So try to make Epiduo Gel part of your regular daily routine. If you miss a day, just start the next day with the same pea-sized amount you always use on each of the affected areas of your face and you'll be back on track.

How long does one prescription last?

When a pea-sized amount is used daily on each of the affected areas of your face, one prescription could last about 3 months.

Is it OK to be in the sun if I use Epiduo Gel?

If you have to be in the sun, always use sunscreen that won't clog your pores (the package might say “non-comedogenic”) and wear protective clothing over treated areas. Also avoid exposure to sunlight or sunlamps.

Can I stop using my Epiduo Gel when my breakouts clear?

Keep it up every day, even when things are looking good. Remember, Epiduo Gel works below the surface to help prevent new breakouts from forming. Before you stop using your medication, make sure to talk with your doctor first.

What is benzoyl peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide is one of the two effective medicines in Epiduo Gel. It kills the bacteria that cause breakouts and helps prevent pimples from coming back.

What's adapalene?

Adapalene is a type of retinoid, and the other medicine in Epiduo Gel. It unclogs blocked pores, helping to stop pimples from forming under the skin's surface and decreasing the redness, swelling and inflammation associated with pimples.

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Important Safety Information
Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (≥1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

1.*This offer is not valid if prescriptions are paid by any state or other federally funded programs, including, but not limited to Medicare or Medicaid, Medigap, VA, DoD, or TRICARE®. 2. This card is good for use only with an Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% prescription at the time the prescription is filled by the pharmacist and dispensed to the patient. 3. Offer good only in the USA at participating retail pharmacies and cannot be redeemed at government-subsidized clinics. 4. The selling, purchasing, trading, or counterfeiting of this card is prohibited by law. 5. By using this card, you demonstrate that you understand and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of this offer as set forth on this card. 6. Actual payment for product will depend on individual insurance coverage.

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Important Safety Information

Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (≥1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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