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What is Epiduo Gel used for?

Epiduo Gel is a topical medication that is used to treat vulgaris acne (severe acne). Acne can occur when the oil glands of the hair begin to over-produce sebum (oil) that your skin needs as a lubricant and for protection. The extra oil can clog your pores, causing redness, swelling, and inflammation. This medication may help decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do appear.

You can buy Epiduo Gel (Adapalene/Benzoyle Peroxide) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Epiduo Gel generic alternative available for purchase.


How does Epiduo Gel work?

Epiduo Gel contains a combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide. Adapalene is similar to Vitamin A - it helps the skin renew itself. It works by stopping the abnormal buildup of a skin protein (keratin) in the pores, and decreases swelling and inflammation. Benzoyl Peroxide has an antibacterial effect and is a skin-peeling agent. It also has a mild drying effect which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin. Benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to dry and peel off.

Apply a thin layer of your prescribed Epiduo Gel dosage to clean, dry skin, taking care to avoid the eyes, nose, and mouth. Because Epiduo Gel can irritate the skin and make it more sensitive to sunlight, apply a sunscreen after allowing time for the medication on your skin to dry completely.

Your skin may look worse for the first few weeks that you use Epiduo before you start to see any benefits. It's likely to make your skin peel and become dry and red. Your acne may worsen, too.

Do not use Epiduo Gel on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using Epiduo gel on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.


Epiduo Gel may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

Side Effects

Common Epiduo Gel side effects include:

Dryness and scaling, stinging or burning, and sensitivity to sunlight

If any side effects of Adapalene/Benzoyle Peroxide become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


How long does it take for Epiduo Gel to work?

The efficiency of Epiduo is usually seen at its bester after a 6 to 8 week period. If you are not seeing any results past the 8th week, it is best hen to speak with your doctor regarding the treatment.


How to use Epiduo Gel?

Make sure to wash your hands before applying the gel to your body, as well as clean the affected area, and make sure to pat dry. When ready, apply a thin layer of the medication onto the affected are and gently rub in. This is usually done once a day unless told to do so otherwise. Make sure to wash your hands afterwards as well.


How much is Epiduo Gel?

While Epiduo Gel can be quite expensive at your local pharmacy at a regular retail price. You can, however, find more affordable options on an online Canadian Pharmacy, such as My Drug Center. We do have a starting price of $122.00 for 45 grams.


What is Epiduo Gel used for?

This medication is used to treat acne, and it is a combination drug of two medications: Adapalene-Benzoyl Peroxide. When applied, this product may decrease the amount and severity of acne pimples and promote a quick healing of pimples that have already appeared. It comes in the one strength of 0.1%/2.5%.  If you do have any questions feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.

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