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Epiduo Forte

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Epiduo Forte

EPIDUO® FORTE
(adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel

DRUG DESCRIPTION

EPIDUO FORTE (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) gel, 0.3%/2.5% is a white to very pale yellow, opaque gel for topical use containing adapalene 0.3% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%.

Adapalene, a synthetic retinoid, is a naphthoic acid derivative with retinoid-like properties. The chemical name for adapalene is (6-[3-(1-adamantyl)-4-methoxyphenyl]-2-naphthoic acid). It has the following structural formula:

Adapalene

Adapalene - Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular formula: C28H28O3 Molecular weight: 412.5

Benzoyl Peroxide is a highly lipophilic oxidizing agent that localizes in both bacterial and keratinocyte cell membranes. The chemical name for benzoyl peroxide is dibenzoyl peroxide. It has the following structural formula:

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide - Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular formula: C14H10O4 Molecular weight: 242.23

EPIDUO FORTE gel contains the following inactive ingredients: acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, docusate sodium, edetate disodium, glycerin, isohexadecane, poloxamer 124, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, and sorbitan oleate.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/24/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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