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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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/ 85,932 posts
Other Names: Renova   Avita   Atralin   Refissa   Tretin X
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 4,117 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 85,932 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?
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What patients are saying about Epiduo vs. Retin A

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breakouts I'm switching to epiduo. Which is differin mixed...
...taking an antibiotic? I'm using the same retin a as you, it's been ...till Xmas and if I'm still getting bad breakouts I'm switching to epiduo. Which is differin mixed with bp. If I were you...
worked great , there was a solid 2 month period where...
Epiduo worked great , there was ...break out it was amazing . (Until my insurance stopped covering it , and differin just never worked as well)don't remember so much about an initial break out , if...
Hi I have been prescribed Epiduo gel to use as maintenance...
 Is it worth using a Retin-A if I can't apply it every day? Hi I have been prescribed Epiduo gel to use as maintenance therapy after Roaccutane. I have very sensitive skin...
Has anyone else used epiduo? I would appreciate hearing...
...have recently started epiduo. Im breaking out like crazy!! Has anyone else used epiduo? I would appreciate ...not. I'm using epiduo right now. It ...topical I've used compared to Retin-A or...
to yours except Im using Epiduo not retin A and Aczone....
...would not moisturize after applying retin A. Im on a similar regimen to yours except Im using Epiduo not retin A and Aczone. I only use Epiduo every other night and I...
for me. I was using epiduo last year and abruptly stopped...
...worked for me. I was using epiduo last year and abruptly stopped ...single horrible breakout. Which i was prescribed retin-a for. Retin-a is making my skin dry ...i keep with the retin-a or s...
So I was just put on Epiduo yesterday after 2 months on...
...So I was just put on Epiduo yesterday after 2 months on Retin A. I have been meaning to use the AHA moisturizer ...at night due to the Epiduo but I have heard really ...to use along with the...
years, you switched medications (to epiduo) and were most...
...were on regular differin for several years, you switched medications (to epiduo) and were most likely ...and just use bp, regular moisturizer ...appointment and try retin-a or tazorac which...
prescibed me epiduo at first which worked for a while and...
...not awful just light to mild in some areas). they prescibed me epiduo at first which worked for a while and then stopped, then i was prescibed retin a which dried out my skin totally and didnt...
stopped using it. I'm using epiduo but I'm not sure if it...
...epiduo but I'm not sure if it is doing a better job than tazorac or not. I don't miss the price of tazorac that's for sure. I sure as hell also don't miss benza-clin. Although it worked wonders ...
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