"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene), a once-daily topical gel for the over-the-counter (OTC) treatment of acne. Differin Gel 0.1% is approved for use in people 12 years of age and older.
Epiduo Gel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- What are the possible side effects of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- How should I use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Epiduo Gel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Epiduo Gel)?
- What should I avoid while using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- What other drugs will affect adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Epiduo Gel)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Epiduo Gel)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide applied to the skin is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth, nose, or eyes, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical on sunburned, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.
Avoid using skin products that contain salicylic acid, sulfur, or resorcinol while you are using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical.
Avoid using skin products that can cause dryness or irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.
Avoid exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. This medication can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo Gel)?
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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