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Epiduo vs. Retin A for Acne

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Epiduo

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Retin A

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Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 88,114 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide is a prescription drug combination for the treatment of acne, marketed by Galderma under the trade name Epiduo. It consists of a combination of adapalene (0.1%) and benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) in a topical ointment... Read more on Wikipedia
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Anna
October 26, 2013
Anna wrote
does epiduo cause psycological changes such as anger and depression?
I also experience insomnia and depression. Both of which i didn't experience before using Epiduo. The redness was a problem i suffered with for the first 2 months but now it isn't as bad. I used be prescribed Duac and that still gave me insomnia but didn't feel as harsh on my skin. But when I was taking that hated it too so I don't know if I should stick with epiduo or not o_O I am also going to try the "regimen" from acne.org soon where you cleanse use the cream and then moisturise afterwards;
Dan  |  June 19, 2014
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What patients are saying about Epiduo vs. Retin A

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I'm finding the epiduo seems a bit more effective, but it's...
...but I have a new nodule that appeared on my chin that's annoying. I switched from Retin-A to epiduo recently, and one positive thing is I'm finding the epiduo seems a bit more effective, but it's...
for me. Now im on Epiduo which works very very well...
...have cystic acne and remember Retin-A not doing anything for me. Now im on Epiduo which works very very well I ...so they gave me Retin-A lol. Im going for ...be best to use the Retin A since...
so my doctor switched me to epiduo. At first my face would...
...months ago and I could't be happier. I used to use retin-a alone but that was ...oily so my doctor switched me to epiduo. At first my face ...less oily. I use it with cetaphil moisturizer and...
since I switched from retin a to epiduo. I really wish...
...and my skin is now healing since I switched from retin a to epiduo. I really wish ppl wouldn't just jump to the...
and my doctor just switched me to Epiduo. Which is a mix of...
Retin A To Epiduo So I was on Retin A for two months and my doctor just switched me to Epiduo. Which is a mix of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. I was wondering what...
I've switched from Retin-A to Epiduo and I'm liking...
...this. Just recently I've switched from Retin-A to Epiduo and I'm liking the result. ...Newbie_101 for the recommendation. Try Nivea Lip Care Pinkish Boost....
I've switched from Retin-A to Epiduo and I'm liking...
...this. Just recently I've switched from Retin-A to Epiduo and I'm liking the result. ...Newbie_101 for the recommendation. Quote: Try Nivea Lip Care Pinkish Boost....
your switch went from Retin-A to Epiduo? I am doing the...
...I am really interested to hear how your switch went from Retin-A to Epiduo? I am ...component as well? i hope this is true as i am worried i will loose all the good work that Retin A has done ...
using epiduo right now. It helps, in fact it seems to be...
...right now. It helps, in fact it seems to be the best topical I've used compared to Retin-A or Differin, ...bp. You'll sometimes get red, patchy flakes and i...
and luckily I was using Epiduo on my face which contains...
...HQ. Just be careful with the strength of your retin A. I accidentally started with RA .1% and luckily I was using Epiduo on my face which contains a retinoid Adapalene, so...
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