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Epiduo forte

Generic Name: adapalene and benzoyl peroxide (topical) (a DAP a leen and BEN zoyl per OX ide)
Brand Names: Epiduo
Epiduo Gel is used to treat severe acne in people who are at least 9 years old. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Epiduo gel contains a combination of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin renew itself. Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect, which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin. Epiduo gel is used to treat acne vulgaris (severe acne) in people who are at least 9 years old. Before using Epiduo gel, tell your doctor about all other medicated skin products you are using. Using more than one acne medication at a time could cause severe skin irritation. Learn more

Epiduo forte Side Effects

Epiduo Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Epiduo.

In Summary

Common side effects of Epiduo include: burning sensation of skin, desquamation, stinging of the skin, erythema of skin, and xeroderma. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical: topical application gel/jelly

Along with its needed effects, adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical:

More common

  • Dryness and peeling of the skin
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • unusually warm skin

Less common

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, or flaking of the skin
  • burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  • scaling, severe redness, or swelling of the skin

Incidence not known

  • Skin pain
  • sunburn

Some side effects of adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • change in the color of the treated skin
  • discharge or excessive tearing
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  • swelling of the face

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to adapalene / benzoyl peroxide topical: topical gel


The most commonly reported side effects include irritative contact dermatitis, burning sensation, and dry skin.


Common (1% to 10%): Irritative contact dermatitis, dry skin/dryness, skin irritation, erythema, skin exfoliation/scaling

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Sunburn, pruritus, atopic dermatitis, eczema

Frequency not reported: Skin pain/stinging pain

Postmarketing reports: Allergic contract dermatitis, blisters/vesicles, skin discoloration, rash


Common (1% to 10%): Application site burning, application site irritation

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Burning sensation/skin burning sensation


Postmarketing reports: Eyelid edema, conjunctivitis


Postmarketing reports: Throat tightness


Postmarketing reports: Swelling face

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Epiduo Forte