Epiduo Gel is a topical acne treatment that contains two active ingredients; Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide.
You can buy Epiduo Gel online from trusted prescribers such as e-Surgery or your local GP. If you choose to buy Epiduo Gel online from e-Surgery we will require you to fill out a short health questionnaire to ensure the medication is right for you.
Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin, and sometimes skin that’s painful to touch or hot.
Other information on the causes of acne can be read about on the NHS website.
Read our blog post; ‘Acne in Quarantine: 7 reasons your skin is breaking out at home’ for a better understanding of changes to your skin due to the recent complications of the Coronavirus.
Adapalene is a retinoid that reduces inflammation and acts on the skin cells of acne preventing them from multiplying. The other active ingredient in Epiduo Gel, Benzoyl peroxide, is an antimicrobial and acts by softening and peeling the outer layer of the skin. As a combination, the two act together to reduce the appearance of acne.
It takes a couple of months for Epiduo gel to clear acne completely. Within a few weeks of starting treatment, it should be visible that the gel is improving the appearance of the skin.
It may take some time for you to find an acne treatment that works for you. Please visit our treatment category for acne treatment alternatives.
You can also use our Ask-A-Pharmacist service to discuss with a UK registered pharmacist which treatment might be right for you.
Whenever you buy Epiduo Gel online, or from your local GP, you should use the medication as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
It is recommended that you clean and dry the affected area and then apply a thin even layer of the gel on top every day before bedtime. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips and nostrils, if they come in contact with the gel wash immediately with warm water.
Like all medication, when you buy Epiduo Gel online, or from your local GP, you may experience side effects. Always use the medication exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has prescribed.
Some common side effects from Epiduo Gel are;
Uncommon side effects that you may experience if you buy Epiduo Gel and commence treatment are;
If you experience any side effects that are persistent or causing discomfort please contact your GP or phone 111, this includes side effects not listed.
For a full list of side effects please read the patient information leaflet before you buy Epiduo Gel online.
When you buy Epiduo Gel online, or from your local GP, do not use it in conjunction with other acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide or retinoids. Avoid using Epiduo Gel with cosmetics as this may act as an irritant, drying or exfoliant.
Always consult a doctor or pharmacist before you start to take a new medication.
Never use Epiduo Gel if;
When using Epiduo Gel, it is important to never apply the gel to areas where you have cuts, scrapes, sunburn or eczema. Be cautious when applying Epiduo Gel and keep away from eyes, mouth, nostrils and other sensitive areas of the body. If the Gel comes in contact with these areas wash immediately with warm water.
When you buy Epiduo Gel and commence treatment be cautious near fabrics and your hair as it may have a bleaching effect.
Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and UV lamps.
For other precautions please read the patient information leaflet before you buy Epiduo Gel online.
Do not double up your dose if you forget to apply Epiduo Gel, this may irritate your skin and will not help your acne go away quicker.
Do not store Epiduo Gel above 25C, ensure you discard the tube 6 months after opening as per instruction of the patient information leaflet.
Never use medication when it has passed its expiry date. Whenever you buy Epiduo Gel online, or any other medication, please check the expiry date when it arrives in the post.
Yes, you can legally buy Epiduo Gel online from trusted registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Epiduo Gel online, or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website, to check if a pharmacy is registered. This will ensure that if you buy Epiduo Gel online it will be genuine.
If you choose to buy Epiduo Gel online from e-Surgery, prices will start at £34.95.
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from; Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery. When you buy Epiduo Gel online from e -Surgery, it will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice.
You can also learn more about e-Surgery delivery on our blog.
Alongside your medication, it is worth considering some lifestyle adjustments to prevent acne flare-ups such as
It may take a while for you to find an acne treatment that works for your skin, please visit our treatment category for acne to see other acne medications we offer.
You can also use our free Ask-A-Pharmacist service to get professional advice about acne from a UK registered pharmacist, we’re always happy to help!
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