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Epiduo Pump (Topical)

Generic name: adapalene and benzoyl peroxide (topical) [a-DAP-a-lean-and-BEN-zoyl-per-OX-ide]
The brand names are: Epiduo, Epiduo Forte, and Epiduo Pump.
Drug class: Topical acne agents

What is Epiduo Pump (Topical)?

Epiduo Pump (for the skin) is a combination medicine that treats acne in patients aged 12 or older.The Epiduo Pump can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Epiduo Pump (Topical)

Benzoyl peroxide may cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or serious inflammation of the skin. Stop using Epiduo Pump and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms like an allergic reaction, itching or burning sensations, difficulty breathing, or feeling lightheaded. swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

The epiduo pump may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Extreme redness or swelling of the skin treated
  • Extreme burning, stinging,
  • Extreme dryness, or any other skin irritations.

Common adverse negative effects from Epiduo Pump can include:

  • Dry or scaly skin
  • Skin redness;
    Itching or burning

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects.Please report any adverse side effects to the FDA by calling their hotline: 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cautions

Only use it according to your doctor's instructions. Inform your doctor if you are taking other medications or have any other medical conditions or allergies.

Prior to using this drug

It is not recommended to utilize the Epiduo Pump if you have an allergy to it.

Speak to your physician if you have experienced:

  • Other skin conditions, including skin problems such as abrasions and cuts, sunburn, or eczema.

Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant, or if you plan to breastfeed.If you are breastfeeding, try not applying Epiduo Pump to the area around your nipple.

How do I take Epiduo Pump (Topical)?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and also read the medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medicine precisely as prescribed.The epiduo pump is usually applied every day. Follow the instructions of your physician.Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying the medicine.Cleanse and dry the skin that is to be treated. Make use of a pea-sized portion of the gel per treatment area (chin, forehead, chin, and cheeks). Apply the medication in a thin layer. Apply it gently. Allow it to dry completely prior to applying the dressing.Consult your physician if symptoms do not improve or if your symptoms become worse after taking this medicine.Don't apply any other skin care products unless your physician has instructed you to.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take the dose you missed if it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Don't apply two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the medication.

Avoid this

Beware of getting Epiduo Pills in your mouth, eyes, or vagina. The medicine should be used solely on the skin. Don't use it on wounds that are open or on dry, sunburned, chapped, or inflamed skin. Avoid applying Epiduo Pump to the skin around wounds or in areas with eczema.The Epiduo Pump could make you sunburn more quickly. Avoid tanning beds or sunlight. Protect yourself with protective clothes and apply sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) whenever you're outside.Avoid using products for your skin that can cause irritation, for example, harsh soaps or cleansing products for your skin, hair dyes, permanent chemical hair removers, waxes, or skin products that contain alcohol, spices, lime, or astringents.

Interaction with other drug

Skin care products aren't likely to be influenced by other medicines you take; however, many medications can interact. Inform your doctor about the medicines you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.