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Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide

Popular Brands: : Epiduo, Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide, Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide, Epiduo Forte
Official FDA Reports1,363
Social Media Events431
Total Posts732
Avg. Review Score3.78/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Actavis Mid Atlantic Llc
  • Galderma Laboratories Inc
  • Galderma Laboratories Lp

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Epiduo.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide Side Effects

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(Online Comments)
FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
Label
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Alarm
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide

Erythema

... to start treatment slowly if your skin is sensitive. You may want to start by only using every other day. I applied a pea sized amount every night, and by week two my skin was red , dry and peeling. ...


Source: Epiduo-Rx-Acne-Gel-review-096b4

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Dry Skin

Cost, dry skin Can use once a day, Starts working fast pros> Epiduo cleared my face up! I was skeptical that Epiduo would work for me so dramatically, but my face is clear for the ...


Source: Epiduo-Rx-Acne-Gel-review-096b4

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Dry Skin

burns, dry skin Can use once a day, does work. Great, but not so great I have been using this for a while now, and i have noticed some postive changes. I have clearer skin, a...


Source: Epiduo-Rx-Acne-Gel-review-7a4f

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Cmitchell270 in fdb.rxlist.com on October 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I'm still new with this product . I was VERY scared to use this after reading bad reviews on several websites about how bad it will break you at , dry out your skin , and etc. I Only been using it fo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

ecause of epiduo when I touch my face it is so unbelievable painful, it burns. It got rid of my acne but I don't think it's worth i

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Irritability, Skin exfoliation

Posted By alice in fdb.rxlist.com on August 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have been using Epiduo for 2 years now. The first 3 months were horrible. My skin was red, painful, peeling constantly, and irritated. I was also breaking out more than I ever had. Not to mention my...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hyperaesthesia

Posted By Gigi in fdb.rxlist.com on July 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have very sensitive skin and I am very acne prone. I have tried just about every home remedy there is to get rid of my acne, until my doctor prescribed me Epiduo and my first month using it was terr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

ook it with roacutane acne completely disappeared when stopped with the pills it came back.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Olivia in fdb.rxlist.com on June 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I'm 14, and I've suffered miserably from acne since I was about 11. I officially lost count of all of the remedies and washes I have used throughout the years. I tried Proactiv+ for about 7 or 8 mon...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Apathy

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I didn't care for epiduo much. It seemed to make my acne worse than ever! I used proactiv before that and nothing worked as well as i wanted it to. I recently found a much cheaper way tower rid of my ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By caribbeangirl in fdb.rxlist.com on June 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... nothing worked. I began Epiduo last week and I can see a dramatic difference already. My skin is a bit dry but moisturiser takes care of that. What was difficult was the burning after applying most pr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Lauren in fdb.rxlist.com on May 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I love love love epiduo!! I call it face crack because it works so well! I've had bad acne my whole life and now my face is almost completely clear. I've used almost every product under the sun and Ep...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin, Irritability

Posted By FemaleFireFighter in fdb.rxlist.com on April 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I started using this medication about 3 weeks ago. I've experienced dryness and a little irritation of my skin, but nothing too drastic. I just moisturize very well and then it goes away. :) So I'll k...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.