Drug interactions between Epiduo Forte and Retin-A
|Epiduo Forte (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical)|
|Retin-A (tretinoin topical)|
Interactions between your drugs
tretinoin ↔ benzoyl peroxide
Applies to:Retin-A (tretinoin topical) and Epiduo Forte (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical)
Ask your doctor before using benzoyl peroxide topical together with tretinoin topical. Using these medications together may result in skn irritation or cause your skin to dry out. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
No results found in our database - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Retinoic acid derivatives
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'retinoic acid derivatives' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'retinoic acid derivatives' category:
- adapalene (active ingredient in Epiduo Forte (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical))
- tretinoin (active ingredient in Retin-A (tretinoin topical))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.