adapalene and benzoyl peroxide (topical) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Epiduo)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Epiduo)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide applied to the skin is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo)?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth, nose, or eyes, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical on sunburned, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.
Avoid using skin products that contain salicylic acid, sulfur, or resorcinol while you are using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical.
Avoid using skin products that can cause dryness or irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.
Avoid exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. This medication can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical (Epiduo)?
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical.
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