Buy Epiduo Gel Online in the UK
Known as an "anti-acne preparation for topical application," Epiduo gel is used to treat acne vulgaris when comedones (blackheads, whiteheads), many papules, and pustules (inflammatory pimples) are visible.
Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide are two active components in this gel, each of which functions differently but cooperatively:
- Adapalene 0.01% is a member of the class of medications known as retinoids and works mainly on the skin conditions that lead to acne.
- Benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, which softens and peels the skin's surface layer, acts as an antibacterial agent.
Only adults and adolescents 12 years and older should use Epiduo 0.3%/2.5 gel.
Once opened it is stable for at least 6 months.
Epiduo Gel should be applied to the entire acne-affected areas once a day in the evening on clean and dry skin. A thin film of gel should be applied, with the fingertips, avoiding the eyes and lips.
If irritation occurs, the patient should be directed to apply non-comedogenic moisturizers, use the medication less frequently (e.g. every other day), suspend use temporarily, or discontinue use altogether.
The duration of treatment should be determined by the Doctor on the basis of the clinical condition. Early signs of clinical improvement usually appear after 1 to 4 weeks of treatment.
Not suitable for women who are pregnant or who are planning to be pregnant.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- Irritation of the skin
- Skin-burning sensation
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
- Redness of the eyelid
- Tingling or sensation of pins and needles at the application site
- Itching of the skin, allergic skin reaction
- Dry skin