Epiduo vs Retin A

Epiduo
(Rx)
Retin A
(Rx)
Epiduo is an acne medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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December 8, 2008
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
6,885 Discussions
114,115 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
Epiduo is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
#3 for Wrinkles
#5 for Exfoliation
#6 for Cystic Acne
#7 for Stretch Marks
#8 for Acne Scars
#10 for Rosacea
Retin A is prescribed for Acne and Scars and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Epi
Burning
9
Itching
7
Peeling
7
Irritability
5
Allergy
4
Stinging
2
Exfoliation
2
Sun Sensitivity
1
Weight Gain
1
Anxiety
1
Ret
Burning
2
Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
Bleeding
1
Weakness
1
Weight Loss
1
Erythema
1
Flushing
1
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Epiduo
Epi
Retin A
Ret
Burning
Epi
Ret
9
2
Itching
Epi
Ret
7
0
Peeling
Epi
Ret
7
0
Irritability
Epi
Ret
5
0
Allergy
Epi
Ret
4
0
Stinging
Epi
Ret
2
1
Exfoliation
Epi
Ret
2
0
Sun Sensitivity
Epi
Ret
1
0
Weight Gain
Epi
Ret
1
1
Anxiety
Epi
Ret
1
0
Burning
Ret
Epi
2
9
Eczema
Ret
Epi
1
0
Skin Irritation
Ret
Epi
1
0
Stinging
Ret
Epi
1
2
Weight Gain
Ret
Epi
1
1
Bleeding
Ret
Epi
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Epi
1
0
Weight Loss
Ret
Epi
1
0
Erythema
Ret
Epi
1
0
Flushing
Ret
Epi
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 Epiduo during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Retin A 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 Epiduo and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Retin A and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel
Gel, Ointment
Dosages
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Gel: 0.1%-2.5%
Cream: 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%
Gel: 0.01%, 0.025%
Liquid: 0.05%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide
Tretinoin, Tretinoin/Emollient
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Epiduo and Retin A: 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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