We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. Below outlines the directions, benefits, expectations, and risks with Epiduo.
Epiduo is an acne medication that combines a topical retinoid (adapalene) with benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation, while adapalene works in a variety of ways including helping skin cells shed properly thereby preventing clogged pores.
Redness, peeling and skin sensitivity can be experienced with treatment, but following the instructions below will help minimize these side effects. Irritation is not necessary for the medicine to be effective. Your skin will adjust to the medicine over time.
Epiduo should only be applied to your skin once a day, before bedtime.
Note: If this is your first time using Epiduo, it is best to start using it every other night for the first couple of weeks, and then increase to nightly use as tolerated.
If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.