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Acne vulgaris (or cystic acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), c...
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Common Acne treatments discussed around the web
Accutane 156,517 Benzoyl Peroxide 71,724 Retin A 28,002
1,671,124 conversations around the web about Acne to help you make a decision
1,671,124 conversations around the web about Acne to help you make a decision
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Epiduo
VS.
Retin A
Other name: Adapalene-Benzoyl Peroxide (Adapalene-Benzoyl Peroxide)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
6 / 10
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6 / 10
Satisfaction
5,338
Discussions around the web
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Acne
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Acne
Scars
Wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation
Exfoliation
Cystic Acne
Stretch Marks
Acne Scars
Rosacea*
* Off label
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Method of use:
Gel
Method of use:
Gel
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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...
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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'...
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Top Concerns
Epi
Burning
9
Depression
5
Irritability
5
Allergies
3
Stinging
2
Tiredness
1
Anxiety
1
Eczema
1
Weight Gain
1
Bleeding
1
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Ret
Irritability
4
Depression
3
RA
2
Burning
2
Allergies
2
Tiredness
1
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
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Allergies
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Epi
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Epi
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About Epiduo
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...
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About Retin A
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'...
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www.acne.org
and my derm prescribed me Epiduo. How long should I wait...
" ...my derm prescribed me Epiduo. How long should I wait to use it? Also, does it contain Retin-A? Because iv heard horror stories about people using Retin-A after... "

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www.icompact.com
lot better. I combined with my Retin-a and it's been amazing
" ...got a perscription for Epiduo and Oracea. I can't ...definitely clearing up my skin(albeit making it really dry and stingy) but it looks a lot better. I combined with my Retin-a and... "

like retin-a or epiduo... it has worked for my friends with...
" you should go to your doctor and ask for a perscription like retin-a or epiduo... it has worked for my friends with really bad acne that nothing else fixed, although it takes a while... "

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www.realself.com
I'm on epiduo right now and it's been exactly 5 weeks with...
" ...result Except for bigger acne:( ( I have same acne face like your before your treatment ) Wondering should I keep going till week 8 to see if it really works or switch to retin A... "

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www.realself.com
about that. But I was on epiduo for 4 weeks, and when I...
" ...about that. But I was on epiduo for 4 weeks, and when ...wasn't working fast enough or at all, and prescribed me the retin-a. So just ask your derm. Good luck... "

your face out. Ive used Epiduo, and Tazorac as well, hate...
" Ive used Retin-a. My advice: ditch all these bs meds. They're expensive, ...most will realllllly dry your face out. Ive used Epiduo, and Tazorac as well, hate em all. Just use... "

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www.acne.org
just never had much luck with retinoids (Retin-A, Differin,...
" ...A Chance That Tazorac Will Cause An Ib ...acne? It should, shouldn't it? I've just never had much luck with retinoids (Retin-A, Differin, and Epiduo). I mean, they were basically... "

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www.acne.org
brilliant! Epiduo seems like a very effective retinoid....
" ...following your progress, and I think it's brilliant! Epiduo seems like a very effective retinoid. I went through hell with Differin and have read so many logs of Retin-A where things often seem t... "

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www.acne.org
a scar. Then I switched to Epiduo. I used it for 2-3 months...
" ...didn't say anything about Retin A, she was mentioning Accutane. I used Retin A for over a year, I broke out with cysts and they left scars. Then I stopped. ...Then I switched to Epiduo. I used i... "

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www.acne.org
I've been using Epiduo every night for about a week, and it...
" ...using Epiduo every night ...I used to use - Retin A gel. To reduce ...the burning/irritating sensation. Also, to get your skin accustomed to the medication, you should be using Epiduo 3... "

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