Epiduo Gel

  • Acne

Epiduo Gel Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Adapalene 0.1%, 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 Gel Indications


Acne vulgaris in patients ≥9 years of age.

Epiduo Gel Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<9yrs: not established. ≥9yrs: 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.

Epiduo Gel Contraindications

Not Applicable

Epiduo Gel Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Epiduo 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 Gel Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Epiduo Gel Interactions


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

Epiduo 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 Gel Clinical Trials

See Literature

Epiduo Gel Note

Not Applicable

Epiduo Gel Patient Counseling

See Literature