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Epiduo Forte Gel
About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...Read more
Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more
How to reduce side effects of benzoyl peroxide facewash 4% benzoyl and clindamycin phosphate gel usp. Used together?
Use less: Maybe use each one every other night ; use a moisturizer in the morning. ...Read more
Topical clindamycin: This medication is designed to treat acne, so the active ingredient is an antibiotic- clindamycin which targets the germ that causes acne- P. acnes. There are other compounds in the lotion, including cetostearyl alcohol (2.5%) and isostearyl alcohol (2.5%) which could cause skin irritation. (A side effect in about 10% of patients). Talk to a dermatologist about moisturizers given your acne problem ...Read more
Probably OK: Adapalene is a topical acne medication that is a category c drug for pregnancy. There a few animal studies indicating a potential problem but no controlled animal or human studies showing a problem. Topical acne meds are generally in this category and in my practice we don't restrict their usage for severe acne. ...Read more
Yes: No problem. Just may have some excessive drying/irritation. If this happens alternate days in which you use them ...Read more
I have just stopped duac and has been prescribed epiduo gel, how do I avoid the side effects of it?
Is one pump of Epiduo Forte equal to a "pea sized amount"? How long will 45g last if used one pump each night?
Cant be certain: Your Pharmacist can best answer this question. ...Read more
Facial redness upon application of epiduo gel after shower, subsides over the course of the day, should I continue?
Epiduo: If your face gets red or dry you can rest for a few days. Apply moisturizer if necessary. A better plan is to apply epiduo at night and see the effect in the morning. Your redness may be gone overnight. ...Read more
I am taking solydyn and epiduo Forte for acne. I have had a few new pimples that have turned green. what does this mean?
Im using Bioderma moussant gel as a cleanser. Earlier I was using DEPIKLEIN and Epiduo gel for my acne. It seems like both have stopped working. I'm not sure if it's the summer in India causing it or if it's something else. I even tried using Zinderm BPO
Get a real acne Rx: Bioderma is glitzy zinc and copper sulfate and it isn't going to touch your acne. Depiklen is intended for brown spots, not acne, though Epiduo gel is a real acne Rx. I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and phone your personal physician for prescription-strength acne medication -- you deserve better than what you've been getting. ...Read more
I noticed three weeks ago some white patches on my face, I already went to my dermatologist, she said it was nothing she thinks it could be humidity, she only prescribed me a gel cream called Epiduo, I dont know if this would help my with the white patche
Tinea versicolor: Depending on several factors your co-morbidities, your habitat temperate vs tropical, whether or not it itches , is it spreading,byou may have to r/o an infection normally found in tropical medicine known as times versicolor which may cause depigmentation . Talk to your primary care about a Woods lamp examination or other pertinent test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm over 18 and still have acne on my face. Is there any way to get rid of it, or at least reduce the visibility of it? I turned 18 a while a back, but after my birthday, i had a breakout of acne on my face. I've tried proactiv, epiduo gel, benzoyl peroxi
Dermatologist : You should consult with a nearby dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of acne. Sometimes it can take a few different opinions before you are comfortable with the treatment options. Some dermatologists use an aggressive and controversial medication called Accutane for very severe nodulocystic acne (referring to one of the most severe variants of acne which can cause scarring). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed Clindamycin phosphate gel and Epiduo for acne treatment. In the evening, do I apply the Epiduo before the Clindamycin phosphate gel?
It depends,,,: There seems to be no special sequence of what to apply first. If you are still unsure, it would be smart to ask the doctor who prescribed them before using those products if the order matters. Best of luck. ...Read more
I finally got my adult acne under control using epiduo gel but now I have dark spots on my face from breaking out before. Will the retin A (tretinoin) help?
Actually it may.: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is improved with topicals that turnover the top layer of skin like all retinoids do. I like to combine Retinoic acid with lightening agents to get the most power and improvement. Beta hydroxy acid peels help a lot too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 days into doxycycline and Epiduo forte for acne and my face burns with any face product as well as my eyelids burning and they’re red. I don’t stay out in the sun I have little exposure. Is this normal or an allergic reaction?
Male 24 years having hairfall since 3-4 years, quite a bit of scalp visible. Dr. Prescribed me grocapix gel mintop forte foam revilus od what shud ido?
Possibly.: Both are drying to the skin and can be irritating. So, although there is no absolute contraindication to using them together, you would need to be very cautious. If there is any sign of redness or irritation, I would stop them and consult your dermatologist/doctor who is prescribing the Epiduo. Also, it is probably not necessary to use the witch hazel if you are using the Epiduo. ...Read more
Yes, especially the : Yes, especially the first 2wks of use. Try using it every other day for the first two weeks and then switch over to daily use. It will delay the acne fighting effect but it will decrease the irritation. Use sunscreen (SPF >50),hypoallergenic/non-comadogenic fragrance-free products & cleansers. Avoid other acne products if the burning increases and don't forget to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Usually too much: If you're on an adequate dose of isotretinoin, your skin is likely too dry to tolerate Epiduo also. I don't think I've ever treated a patient with a topical retinoid (like Epiduo) while they're on isotretinoin. Sometimes use afterward for scarring and/or persistent blocked pores. ...Read more
Decrease the freq-: uncy of use. Try using every other day and remember a pea size covers your entire cheek so basically three peas cover your entire face, more is not better. If you have to try using a moisturizer with vitamin B ...Read more