Epiduo (adapalene/ benzoyl peroxide) is a combination medication of benzoyl peroxide which is an antibiotic that has a mild drying effect. It washes away excess oil and dirt from the skin. Epiduo also contains Adapalene also known as a retinoid which works by affecting the growth of cells thus decreasing swelling and inflammation. It also helps the skin peel off and renew itself.
Epiduo is mainly used to treat acne on the skin especially in people above nine years. Consult your doctor before using this medication. Epiduo has several side effects which include; Dry or peeling skin, redness of the skin burning, itching or swelling of the skin. If you experience these side effects, consult your doctor for medication.
Epiduo is used For typical use only. Apply Epiduo to the affected areas of your skin once per day after washing. Use a small amount for each area of the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes and lips. Contact your doctor for more information.