Differin vs Epiduo

Differin
(Rx)
Epiduo
(Rx)
Differin is an acne medication.
Epiduo is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
1.9
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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May 31, 1996
December 8, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,294 Discussions
6,887 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
Differin is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
Epiduo is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dif
Burning
2
Eczema
1
Tiredness
1
Flushing
1
Weight Gain
1
Weakness
1
Early Period
1
Folliculitis
1
Exhaustion
1
Dermatitis
1
Epi
Burning
9
Itching
7
Peeling
7
Irritability
5
Allergy
4
Stinging
2
Exfoliation
2
Sun Sensitivity
1
Weight Gain
1
Anxiety
1
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Differin
Dif
Epiduo
Epi
Burning
Dif
Epi
2
9
Eczema
Dif
Epi
1
0
Tiredness
Dif
Epi
1
0
Flushing
Dif
Epi
1
0
Weight Gain
Dif
Epi
1
1
Weakness
Dif
Epi
1
0
Early Period
Dif
Epi
1
0
Folliculitis
Dif
Epi
1
0
Exhaustion
Dif
Epi
1
0
Dermatitis
Dif
Epi
1
0
Burning
Epi
Dif
9
2
Itching
Epi
Dif
7
0
Peeling
Epi
Dif
7
0
Irritability
Epi
Dif
5
0
Allergy
Epi
Dif
4
0
Stinging
Epi
Dif
2
0
Exfoliation
Epi
Dif
2
0
Sun Sensitivity
Epi
Dif
1
0
Weight Gain
Epi
Dif
1
1
Anxiety
Epi
Dif
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Differin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Epiduo during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Differin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Epiduo and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel, Ointment
Gel
Dosages
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Gel: 0.1%, 0.3%
Cream: 0.1%
Lotion: 0.1%
Solution: 0.1%
Swab: 0.1%
Gel: 0.1%-2.5%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Adapalene
Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Differin and Epiduo: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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