Epiduo gel is a prescription only medication used in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. It contains two active ingredients;
Benzoyl peroxide – a keratolytic (peeling) agent with antibacterial properties
Adapalene – belonging to a group of compounds known as retinoids, it works by helping to reduce inflammation in acne prone regions as well as reducing the formation of blackheads and whiteheads on the outermost layer of the skin.
Coming from the same group of compounds as Tretinoin (another commonly used acne treatment), Adapalene is a 3rd generation retinoid and is newer and often better tolerated.
Have you been diagnosed with moderate to severe acne, and are you looking for an effective treatment to help improve the condition of your skin? Buy Epiduo Gel online at Smart Chemist from £31.99 for the effective treatment of acne, by completing our online medical questionnaire. For more information on how to buy epiduo gel online, or to find out if this is the best acne treatment for you, speak to a member of the Smart Chemist team today!
*Always read the patient information
leaflet before starting your treatment.
How to use Epiduo Gel?
Epiduo Gel should be used once daily at bedtime, applying a thin layer of gel evenly over the acne affected area(s). Do not apply to or near the eyes, lips, nostrils and/or other sensitive areas. Before using Epiduo gel, be sure to clean the area(s) of skin with a mild cleanser and allow to dry. Take care to wash your hands thoroughly before and after use.
Epiduo gel should not be applied to areas of broken skin.
How long does it take to work?
When using Epiduo gel once daily for the treatment of acne, it may take up to 6-8 weeks before noticing visible improvements in your skin. Epiduo gel should be used regularly for treatment to be effective.
How should I store Epiduo gel?
Epiduo Gel should be stored up to but not exceeding 25 degrees during use. Once opening Epiduo should be discarded 6 months after opening.
Is Epiduo safe for everyone?
Epiduo is not suitable for people suffering from hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Epiduo should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant whilst using Epiduo, stop treatment and inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Direct exposure to sunlight and UV lamps should be avoided while using this medicine.
Do not use other acne products containing retinoids or benzoyl peroxide while using Epiduo, or other products that are irritating, drying or exfoliating to the skin.
Does Epiduo gel have any side effects?
When using Epiduo gel some people may experience a mild stinging sensation, dryness and/or scaling of the skin, and burning sensitivity upon first use. These side effects are usually experienced during the first week of treatment and improve noticeably over time.
Benzoyl Peroxide, one of two active ingredients in Epiduo, can increase your skins sensitivity to sunlight. As a precaution excessive or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and UV lamps should be avoided whilst using Epiduo.
For more information please read the patient information leaflet provided. Alternatively you can speak to one of our expert pharmacists at Smart Chemist.
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