Available in the form of a skin gel, Epiduo® (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) can help treat acne and prevent future outbreaks from occurring.
There is only one standard dosage of this medication -- a thin layer applied to the affected areas once daily. Taking too much Epiduo or using it more often than once a day can increase your risk of skin irritation, without increasing the effectiveness of the drug.
Although most people do not experience any problems with Epiduo, this product is not suitable for everyone. Possible side effects may include skin reactions, such as dryness, redness, or temporary burning or stinging.
(To learn more about using this skin gel, click Epiduo. This article takes an in-depth look at how the medication works, who can use it, generic availability, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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