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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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/ 87,862 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 4,645 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 87,862 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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
irritated my skin even worse than Retin A ever did. I am...
 Awful Epiduo, Worst Product I Ever Used I got a prescription for Epiduo and it was just awful. It burned and irritated my skin even worse than Retin A ever did. I am back to using a combination of...
I've been using Epiduo every night for about a week, and it...
...been using Epiduo every night for ...I used to use - Retin A gel.   To ...the burning/irritating sensation. Also, to get your skin accustomed to the medication, you should be using Epiduo...
I apply the epiduo. I think that has helped a lot. When I...
I've been on epiduo for almost 2 weeks now ...any real breakouts, although my acne is pretty mild and ...min after I apply the epiduo. I think that has helped a lot. When I used retin a in hig...
3 more months switched me to Epiduo (or Tactuo here in...
...was using Differin for a couple of months, then my derm switched me to Retin-A, and then after 3 more months switched me to Epiduo (or Tactuo here in ...can't take it. My acne has nearly cleared...
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