WHAT IS OXIDOBEN ADAPALENE 0.1% + BENZOYL PEROXIDE 2.5% GEL
Oxidoben Gel manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals for topical use containing strong Adapalene 0.1% w/w and Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% w/w. Oxidoben Gel is an Epiduo generic made by Galderma Laboratories. Adapalene 0.1%, a synthetic retinoid, is a naphthoic acid derivative with retinoid-like properties. Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% is a highly lipophilic oxidizing agent that localizes in both bacterial and keratinocyte cell membranes. The chemical name for benzoyl peroxide is dibenzoyl peroxide. Oxidoben the same as Epiduo Gel successfully treats acne. Can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and may cause you to sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight. If you are going to be outside, wear sunscreen and protective clothing.
Oxidoben Gel is a medication used to treat acne in people over 12 years old. This topical gel contains two drugs. Adapalene 0.1% belongs to a group of drugs called retinoid-like compounds, which prevent inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% belongs to a group of drugs called nitrogen binding agents, which kill acne-causing bacteria and remove dead skin cells. This medication comes in gel form and is applied to the affected skin once a day.
Common side effects include skin reactions where this medication is applied such as redness, dryness, swelling, scaling, stinging or burning.
HOW TO USE OXIDOBEN ADAPALENE 0.1% + BENZOYL PEROXIDE 2.5% GEL
Use Oxidoben Gel exactly as your doctor tells you to use it. Oxidoben Gel is for skin use only. Do not use Oxidoben Gel in or on your mouth, eyes, or vagina. Apply Oxidoben Gel one time a day. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. The only doctor can determine should you use Oxidoben Gel/Epiduo Gel.
- Do not use more Oxidoben Gel than you need to cover the treatment area. Using too much Oxidoben Gel or using it more than one time a day may increase your chance of skin irritation. Using it more often will not produce faster results, but may increase irritation.
- Minimize exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps. The use of sunscreen products and protective apparel, (e.g., hat) is recommended when exposure cannot be avoided.
- Avoid weather extremes such as wind and cold as this may cause irritation to your skin.
- Avoid applying Oxidoben Gel to cuts, abrasions and sunburned skin.
- Avoid skin products that may dry or irritate your skin such as harsh soaps, astringents, cosmetics that have strong skin- drying effects and products containing high levels of alcohol.
- Avoid the use of “waxing” as a hair removal method on skin treated with Oxidoben Gel.
- Oxidoben Gel may bleach your clothes or hair. Allow Oxidoben Gel to dry completely before dressing to prevent bleaching of your clothes.
- Applying Oxidoben Gel: Wash the area where the gel will be applied with a mild or soapless cleanser and pat dry.