Can you be allergic to Epiduo?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
How do you treat Epiduo irritation?
Epiduo and Epiduo Forte may cause dry or irritated skin. To help reduce this side effect, try using a face wash or cleanser that’s gentle on your skin and won’t worsen skin irritation. Examples of such products include Cetaphil. In addition, try to avoid using skin care products that will dry or irritate your skin.
What happens if you use too much Epiduo?
Using too much Epiduo Forte or using it more than one time a day may increase your chance of skin irritation. Using it more often will not produce faster results, but may increase irritation. Minimize exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps.
What should you not use with Epiduo?
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with Epiduo unless your doctor tells you to. Especially avoid using other skin products that contain salicylic acid, sulfur, or resorcinol. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Epiduo gel can make you sunburn more easily.
What happens if you stop using Epiduo?
When you stop using benzoyl peroxide you may find that acne comes back. You may want to keep using it to keep acne under control. You may find that using it less often, such as once every other day, is enough to control acne.
Can I use moisturizer after Epiduo?
If your skin is uncomfortably dry, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer every day. Apply Epiduo first, let it absorb for about 20 minutes, and then layer the moisturizer over the top. (You can also ask your dermatologist how to incorporate a moisturizer into your treatment regimen.)
Should you moisturize after Epiduo?
Should you use Epiduo every night?
Until your face gets used to the Epiduo, it is best to be careful around the eyes, mouth, and nose since these areas get irritated the easiest. Initially, you should use the medicine every other night for the first two or three weeks. If you are tolerating the medicine OK then move up to every night.
Should I put moisturizer on before or after Epiduo?
If your skin is uncomfortably dry, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer every day. Apply Epiduo first, let it absorb for about 20 minutes, and then layer the moisturizer over the top.
Are there any side effects to taking Epiduo?
Common side effects of Epiduo include: burning sensation of skin, desquamation, stinging of the skin, erythema of skin, and xeroderma. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects. For the Consumer. Along with its needed effects, adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical may cause some unwanted effects.
What to do if you have an allergic reaction to Epiduo?
Stop using this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Epiduo: hives, itching; difficult breathing, feeling light-headed; or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: severe dryness or other skin irritation.
What kind of ingredients are in Epiduo gel?
Epiduo gel contains a combination of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin renew itself. Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect.
When to tell your doctor about Epiduo gel?
Before you use Epiduo gel, tell your doctor if you: have other skin problems, including cuts or sunburn have any other medical conditions are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Epiduo gel can harm your unborn baby. are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.