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Epiduo Overdose

Some of the possible effects of an overdose with Epiduo (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) include significant redness, peeling, and skin irritation. However, the specific effects will vary, based on how much was taken and whether it was applied to the skin or taken by mouth. Treatment will likely include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

Can You Use Too Much Epiduo?

Epiduo® (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) is a prescription skin medication used to treat acne in people age 12 years old and older. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much Epiduo.
 
The specific effects of an Epiduo overdose can vary depending on a number of factors, including the Epiduo dosage and how it was used (whether it was applied to the skin or taken by mouth).
 
Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have intentionally or accidentally overdosed on Epiduo.
 

Effects of an Epiduo Overdose

Applying too much Epiduo, or applying it too often, may lead to overdose symptoms, such as significant redness, peeling, and skin irritation, without improving the effectiveness of the medication.
 
Because one of the active ingredients in Epiduo is related to vitamin A, an overdose of Epiduo by mouth (as might happen with a young child or a pet) may lead to signs and symptoms similar to an overdose of vitamin A.
 
(Click Vitamin A Overdose for more information.)
 

Treatment Options

Treatment for an Epiduo overdose, if necessary, will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. If too much was applied to the skin, treatment may involve thorough washing of the exposed area with soap and water.
 
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on this medication.
 

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