Epiduo Gel
Package Type
45 grams
90 grams (2 x 45 grams)
135 grams (3 x 45 grams)
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  5. If you get the green light and it is deemed suitable, your order will be processed quickly and efficiently.
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We deliver medications between Monday and Saturday. You can upgrade to Saturday delivery on Friday.

My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

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On checkout you will be asked to leave your mobile number so our courier can text you about the delivery. This is also useful if the courier has problems finding your address. We will not use your mobile number for anything else.

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How Can I Pay for My Order?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card or via bank transfer.

I Don’t Have a Credit Card, How Can I Pay?

If you don’t have a credit or debit card you can pay via bank transfer. We will give you a unique reference number at checkout along with details of how to make the transfer. Once the money has cleared in our account, we will process your order.

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You can pay for your order using credit, debit card and bank transfer.

Card Payment: Please notify us that you wish to cancel your order. Your refund will show available In 1 - 3 days.

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About Product
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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 14/02/2020 Next review: 14/08/2020

About Epiduo

Epiduo is a topical acne treatment which contains adapalene and benzoyl peroxide.

The retinoid (adapalene) unblocks the pores of the skin to prevent acne from forming under the skin, while also reducing redness and inflammation of the affected area.

Benzoyl peroxide has antimicrobial properties which kills the bacteria and peels the surface layer of the skin.

How to use Epiduo

Wash the affected areas of the skin with warm water and a mild soap. Pat the area dry before applying the treatment.

Using only a pea-sized drop of the gel, apply a thin layer of Epiduo gel to the affected areas of the skin once a day. Always wash your hands after applying the treatment.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Epiduo?

If you miss a dose of Epiduo gel, do not double up on the medication to make up for a missed dose. Use the medicine as soon as you remember. If it nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue taking your medicine as normal.

Do not apply medication to broken skin, mouth, nose, eyes, or other places where mucous membranes are present. If you get some medication in your eyes, rinse your eyes with water. If you experience irritation after rinsing, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Use the treatment regularly at the same time each day for the best results. Using more than prescribed will not improve your acne any faster.

Epiduo side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects. It's important to educate yourself on the side effects which could be caused by your medication in order to stay safe.

During the first week of treatment, your risk of side effects is greatest as your skin adjusts to the medication.

Before taking your first dose, you may wish to perform a patch test. Clean an area of your skin with warm soapy water and pat dry. Apply a very small amount to the area of clear skin and leave for 24 hours. If you experience an allergic reaction, consult your doctor immediately.

Possible side effects include:

  • Dry skin
  • Local skin rash
  • Burning sensation
  • Irritation of the skin
  • Redness
  • Scaling, flaking or peeling of the skin
  • Itching
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight

How can I report my side effects?

If you experience any side effects, report them to your doctor or pharmacist.

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction to Epiduo?

If you experience signs of an allergic reaction while using this treatment, stop using Epiduo immediately and seek medical attention.

Is it safe to take Epiduo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Epiduo should not be used if you are pregnant. If you fall pregnant while using Epiduo gel, contact your doctor immediately for a follow-up appointment. If you are breastfeeding, avoid using Epiduo gel around the chest area to mitigate the risk of contact with an infant.


Can I use moisturiser with Epiduo Gel?

You can use moisturisers on your skin once the Epiduo gel has been absorbed by your skin. Wait for the area of the skin to become dry before applying a moisturiser.

Can I apply makeup while using Epiduo?

Before applying makeup, ensure the treated area is dry. If you are going to apply make-up in the morning, use Epiduo before you go to bed. Avoid makeup which may have a drying effect on your skin.

Can I use other acne treatments with Epiduo gel?

Do not use other products which contain adapalene or benzoyl peroxide while using Epiduo. Avoid using peels which contain salicylic acid or glycolic acid while using this epiduo as this can cause further irritation or adverse effects. Before using any other acne treatment with epiduo, speak to your doctor.

Table of contents

About Epiduo

How to use Epiduo

Epiduo side effects and cautions


Treatment information

  • Product Name: Epiduo
  • Active Ingredient(s): Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Manufacturer: Galderma
  • Administration: Apply to affected area
  • Presentation: Gel
  • Available Strength: 45g Adapalene (0.1%) and Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%)
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with acne
  • Dosage: Apply once daily to affected area
  • Description: Topical treatment for acne
  • Drug Class: Retinoid
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Do not use when pregnant. Speak to your doctor for more advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Safe to use when breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for more advice.
Click here to view the Epiduo - Patient Information Leaflet

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