What is Epiduo Gel used for?
Epiduo Gel was developed by Galderma, a pharmaceutical company that focuses solely on dermatology. It is the only topical acne treatment that does not contain antibiotics. On the other hand, it contains a dosage of 0.1% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. This combination is very effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris, as it helps to get rid of the acne and prevents future outbreaks.
The active substances found in Epiduo Gel
Epiduo Gel contains two effective substances adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. The first one belongs to the group of retinoids and its main purpose is to clean the pores. This process is important in order to stop the inflammation, as well as the build-up of acne.
The other important component of the Gel is benzoyl peroxide, an antimicrobial component, which kills the bacteria that are responsible for acne vulgaris. Moreover, the substance helps in the prevention of future outbreaks.
The unique combination of ingredients ensures a broad-spectrum effect of the acne ointment and the prevention of acne vulgaris in the long-term. Most of the other medications on the market contain only one of those ingredients. Epiduo Gel combines both, since adapalene and benzoyl peroxide have different functions, but work well together. The combination of both ingredients in one acne treatment is not only worthwhile in the long-term but also much more efficient.
How to apply the gel
Use a pea-sized amount of gel and apply it once a day to the affected area. Before applying the acne ointment, you should thoroughly clean your face or other affected areas with water and then let it dry. While applying the acne ointment in a thin layer, stay clear of the lips, eyes and mucous membranes. With the right application, Epiduo Gel can last up to three months. At Apomeds you can get the Epiduo Gel in a 45 g dose.
Epiduo Gel Leaflet
During the use of the Gel, some unwanted side effects may occur. Certain side effects can appear during treatment, while your body is getting used to the acne treatment. In very rare cases, some severe side effects can occur and need immediate medical care.
Frequent side effects include:
- Dryness and chipping of the skin
- Redness or hot flashes of the skin
- Unusual or extremely warm skin
Less frequent side effects include:
- Crust formation, blistering, chipping or burning of the skin
- Itchiness, burning, swelling, rash or pain on the treated area
- Severe redness, swelling or flaking of the skin
If any of the above or other side effects occur, tell your doctor immediately. Read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Contraindications and interactions
We know that the Gel interacts with 19 different medications. Six of them display moderate interactions and 13 of them weak interactions.Nineteen medications that are known to interact with this acne ointment (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical) are:
- Ammoniated mercury / salicylic acid topical
- Benzo acid / salicylic acid topical
- Benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical
- Clindamycine / tretinoin topical
- Coal tar / lactic acid / salicylic acid topical
- Coal tar / salicylic acid topical
- Coal tar / salicylic acid / sulfuric topical
- Dapsone topical
- Doxycycline / salicylic acid topical
- Fluocinolone / hydrochinone / tretinoin topical
- Hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfuric topical
- Mequinol / tretinoin topical
- Pyrithione zinc / salicylic acid topical
- Salicylic acid topical
- Salicylic acid / natriumthiosulfat topical
- salicylic acid / sulfuric topical
- salicylic acid / urea topical
- Tretinoin topical
Epiduo Gel is also known to react to two conditions:
How long does it take to see any results?
The doctor will determine the duration of the treatment, but in general, there are improvements for most patients after the first or four weeks of treatment. Next to the effective Epiduo Gel you can order the following treatments at Apomeds:
Buy Epiduo Gel Online
At Apomeds, you can purchase Epiduo Gel and get an online prescription, too. We connect you to EU-certified doctors and you can reorder your medication through our mail-order pharmacies, whenever you need. After you complete an electronic medical questionnaire, one of our prescribing physicians will review it and issue you a prescription for the requested treatment. The medicine will be sent to your home, in a discreet package, within 48 hours! Find out more about how our services work here.