Epiduo Forte

About Epiduo® Gel

What is Epiduo Gel?

Think of Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% as a nightmare for your breakouts.

Epiduo Gel is the only antibiotic-free topical acne treatment with a fixed dose combination of 0.1% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. It helps clear up the breakouts you have now and helps prevent future pimples from forming. It also comes in a convenient pump, so treating breakouts can quickly become a part of your everyday routine.

Benzoyl peroxide is one of the two effective medicines in Epiduo Gel. It's an antimicrobial which kills the bacteria that lead to breakouts and helps prevent pimples from coming back.

Adapalene is a type of retinoid, and the other medicine in Epiduo Gel. It unclogs blocked pores, helping to stop acne from forming under the skin's surface and decreasing the redness, swelling and inflammation associated with pimples.

Having both ingredients in a single treatment could also mean fewer co-pays. Use a pea-sized amount on the affected areas daily, and you may only need a refill once every 3 months.

Some people using Epiduo Gel experience redness, scaling, dryness, stinging and/or burning—if that happens and it bothers you, get in touch with your doctor.

Using Epiduo Gel

Two simple steps – that's all it takes to get your Epi•Do•Over happening.

FIRST STEP

When you wake up, or just before bedtime, wash your face with a gentle, non-soap cleanser, such as Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Foam Wash. Gently pat your face dry with a soft towel, don't scrub it.

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SECOND STEP

Using a pea-sized amount, apply a thin layer of antibiotic-free Epiduo Gel to each of the affected areas of your face (e.g., forehead, chin, each cheek). Avoid the areas around your eyes and lips.

You may also use a gentle moisturizer on your face afterward, ideally one with SPF protection during the day.

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Find out how you may save on Epiduo® Gel.*

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Important Safety Information

Indication: Epiduo® Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/2.5% is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Adverse Events: In the pivotal study, the most commonly reported adverse reactions (≥1%) in patients treated with Epiduo Forte Gel were skin irritation, eczema, atopic dermatitis and skin burning sensation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients using Epiduo Forte Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of Epiduo Forte Gel and may necessitate discontinuation. When applying Epiduo Forte Gel, care should be taken to avoid the eyes, lips and mucous membranes.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

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Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (≥1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

*The Galderma® CareConnect Program is brought to you by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The Galderma CareConnect Program and the Patient Savings Card is for a commercially insured patient and may not be used by any patient enrolled in Medicare Part D, Medicaid, VA, DoD TRICARE, or any other government-run or government sponsored health care program with a pharmacy benefit. The Patient Savings Card provides savings on out‑of‑pocket expenses for up to a 30‑day supply of included Galderma products, as described below. If you have valid prescriptions for more than one Galderma product, the copay expense and savings apply to each product. You may use the Patient Savings Card once every 30 days, depending on when you last received a 30‑day supply of each Galderma product. Use of the Patient Savings Card does not obligate you to use or to continue using any Galderma product. You may use the Patient Savings Card at any participating pharmacy located in the United States.

The Galderma CareConnect Program Patient Savings Card may not be combined with any savings, discount, free trial, or other similar offer for the same prescription. The Patient Savings Card is not transferable and is void if reproduced. The Patient Savings Card is not health insurance. Limit one (1) Patient Savings Card per patient. The Galderma CareConnect Program Patient Savings Card has no cash value and will not be accepted outside of participating pharmacies in the United States. Please visit Galderma’s website for our privacy practices. Galderma reserves the right to revoke or amend this offer without notice at any time and to deny payment for noncompliance with the terms of this offer. This offer expires December 31, 2017, unless this offer is earlier terminated by Galderma.

Use of this Patient Savings Card is subject to applicable state and federal law, and is void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. In the event an AB rated generic equivalent product becomes available for one of the Galderma products covered by this Patient Savings Card, this offer will become void in Massachusetts with respect to that Galderma product.

Galderma reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend this offer at any time.

©2017 Galderma Laboratories, L.P. United States, All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This site is intended for U.S. audiences only. Information in this website is not intended as medical advice. Talk to your doctor about medical concerns.

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Epiduo® Forte Gel

The Galderma® CareConnect Program is brought to you by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The Galderma CareConnect Program and the Patient Savings Card is for a commercially insured patient and may not be used by any patient enrolled in Medicare Part D, Medicaid, VA, DoD TRICARE, or any other government-run or government sponsored health care program with a pharmacy benefit. The Patient Savings Card provides savings on out‑of‑pocket expenses for up to a 30‑day supply of included Galderma products, as described below. If you have valid prescriptions for more than one Galderma product, the copay expense and savings apply to each product. You may use the Patient Savings Card once every 30 days, depending on when you last received a 30‑day supply of each Galderma product. Use of the Patient Savings Card does not obligate you to use or to continue using any Galderma product. You may use the Patient Savings Card at any participating pharmacy located in the United States.

The Galderma CareConnect Program Patient Savings Card may not be combined with any savings, discount, free trial, or other similar offer for the same prescription. The Patient Savings Card is not transferable and is void if reproduced. The Patient Savings Card is not health insurance. Limit one (1) Patient Savings Card per patient. The Galderma CareConnect Program Patient Savings Card has no cash value and will not be accepted outside of participating pharmacies in the United States. Please visit Galderma’s website for our privacy practices. Galderma reserves the right to revoke or amend this offer without notice at any time and to deny payment for noncompliance with the terms of this offer. This offer expires December 31, 2017, unless this offer is earlier terminated by Galderma.

Use of this Patient Savings Card is subject to applicable state and federal law, and is void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. In the event an AB rated generic equivalent product becomes available for one of the Galderma products covered by this Patient Savings Card, this offer will become void in Massachusetts with respect to that Galderma product.

Galderma reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend this offer at any time.

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