Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 0.1%/2.5% is a prescription medicine for skin use only (topical) used to treat acne vulgaris in people 12 years of age and older.
Important Safety Information
- You should avoid spending time in sunlight or artificial sunlight, such as tanning beds or sunlamps. Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can make your skin sensitive to sun and the light from tanning beds and sunlamps. You should wear sunscreen and wear a hat and clothes that cover the areas treated with Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel if you have to be in sunlight.
- You should avoid weather extremes such as wind and cold as this may cause irritation to your skin.
- You should avoid applying to cuts, abrasions and sunburned skin.
- You should avoid the use of “waxing” as a hair removal method on skin treated with Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel.
- Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel may bleach your clothes or hair. Allow the product to dry completely before dressing to prevent bleaching of your clothes.
- Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel may cause serious side effects including local skin reactions such as redness, dryness, swelling, scaling or stinging/burning.
For additional safety and other information, including Patient Information, please see Full Prescribing Information. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.