Lake Dermatology

Epiduo® (adapalene / benzoyl peroxide)

Adapalene (Epiduo®)


Adapalene is the active ingredient of Epiduo and Epiduo Forte

Adapalene is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older.


Apply a thin film of adapalene to the entire face and any other affected areas of the skin once daily in the evening, after washing gently with a non- medicated soap.  Avoid application to the areas of skin around eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.  A mild transitory sensation of warmth or slight stinging may occur shortly after the application of adapalene

Patients should be instructed to minimize sun exposure.  Patients may be instructed to use moisturizers for relief of dry skin or irritation.

If therapeutic results are not noticed after 12 weeks of treatment, therapy should be re-evaluated.  

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)