Those struggling with acne have most likely heard about Epiduo on the Internet, or recently the TV ads have been all over the channels. I wanted to get some facts out there to everyone thinking about using Epiduo so that they're informed and know of any side effects that may occur when taking Epiduo. I strongly believe that any medical products being sold on TV are sometimes terrible for humans to take. Let's face it, big pharma is not in the business of caring, but in the business of making money.
I'm sure by now you've all figured out that Epiduo is not the name of a new amazon berry that cures all, but just the brand name of the face cream product. Epiduo is actually comprised of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. The company behind Epiduo, Galderma, is the first company to put these two agents together in one. Epiduo is a daily ointment you rub on the face, just like most other acne treatments, and has mixed reviews on how well it works and if it's worth risking some of the side effects.
Epiduo works on existing acne by reducing blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples on your face. It works hard to prevent new acne from forming by helping to clear clogged pores and stop the formation of microcomedone which is the starting point of acne. Epiduo is also known to reduce inflammation and acne-causing bacteria which is another jump off point for acne. Like with all medicine, you should contact your Dermatologist to get all the facts and his or her opinion on if it's right for you.
I checked the Epiduo website for known side effects and if they list on the website, I couldn't find them. I had to search out on Google to find some known and common side effects. Keep in mind, since Epiduo is a new product there might be unknown side effects yet discovered. So with that in mind, I again urge you to speak with your doctor before and during your trials with Epiduo. The commonly known side effects right now with the ance fighting cream are;
- difficulty breathing
- tighness of the chest
- swelling of the mouth
- redness of the face