Epiduo Forte Gel

  • Acne

Epiduo Forte Gel Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Adapalene 0.3%, benzoyl peroxide 2.5%; gel.

Pharmacological Class

Retinoid + antibacterial/keratolytic.

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How Supplied

Gel—45g (tube or pump); Forte Gel—15g, 30g, 45g, 60g, 70g pump

Generic Availability


Epiduo Forte Gel Indications


Acne vulgaris.

Epiduo Forte Gel Dosage and Administration


Apply thin film to affected areas of face and/or trunk once daily after washing. Use a pea-sized amount for each area of the face (eg, forehead, chin, cheek). Reduce frequency or discontinue if prolonged or severe irritation occurs.


<12yrs: not established.

Epiduo Forte Gel Contraindications

Not Applicable

Epiduo Forte Gel Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Epiduo Forte Gel Warnings/Precautions


Do not use on cuts, abrasions, eczematous or sunburned skin. Avoid eyes, lips, mucous membranes, sun, UV light. Discontinue immediately if serious hypersensitivity reactions occur. Increased irritation in extreme weather. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: avoid direct infant exposure.

Epiduo Forte Gel Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Epiduo Forte Gel Interactions


Caution with other topical acne therapy (eg, peeling, desquamating, or abrasive agents). Avoid using concomitant topical irritants and waxing treated areas.

Epiduo Forte Gel Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Skin irritation, eczema, atopic dermatitis, skin burning sensation; hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, angioedema, urticaria), contact dermatitis (eg, erythema, scaling, dryness, burning, stinging), may bleach fabrics or hair.

Epiduo Forte Gel Clinical Trials

See Literature

Epiduo Forte Gel Note

Not Applicable

Epiduo Forte Gel Patient Counseling

See Literature