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Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Nov 27, 2013
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Information about Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide

Generic Name : Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide
Pronunciation : a-DAP-a-leen- BEN-zoe-il per-OX-ide
Latest prescription information about Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiacne
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide

International- Epiduo.
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Why is Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Prescribed? (Indications)

Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combination is used to treat severe acne. Adapalene is a retinoid affects cell growth and reduces inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide helps in skin dryness results in skin peeling. 
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When should Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide not be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

What is the dosage of Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide?

Apply a thin film to the affected areas of the face and/or trunk once daily after washing.

How should Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide be taken?

It comes as a gel to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of eczema, damaged skin, or a sunburn at the affected area, any allergy, who are taking other medications especially while using other sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid containing medications to treat acne, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Caution should be taken if the patient has a history of skin sensitivity to the sun, or spends a lot of time outdoors.

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or nose. Do not apply to the inner lip area, inside the nose/mouth, or on mucus membranes

What are the side effects of Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide?

Dry skin, feeling of warmth, contact dermatitis, application site burning, irritation, scaling, dryness, itching, and blister.

What are the other precautions for Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide?

Avoid excess dosage.
Do not use moisturizers that contain alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids.

What are the storage conditions for Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide?

Store at 25C, excursions permitted to 15 30 (59 86F). Protect from light and heat.
Last Updated : Jul 2018



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