Compare Epiduo vs. benzoyl peroxide

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats acne.

Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment for mild acne.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 394 reviewsforbenzoyl peroxide
Upsides
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  • Available over-the-counter from many brands.
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) comes in many different forms and combinations with other acne products.
Downsides
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  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun and may also cause dryness or stinging.
  • Be careful when applying Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) to large areas since it can bleach hair, clothing, and pillow cases upon contact.
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) needs to be combined with other medications to effectively treat severe acne.
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Used for
  • Acne vulgaris
Dosage forms
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Cream
  • Lotion
  • Liquid
  • Gel
  • Foam
  • Soap
Price
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Reviews
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394 reviews so far
60%
saidit'sworth it
29%
saiditworked well
9%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Epiduo (Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Bleaching
  • Skin irritation
    • Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
    • Eczema
    • Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
  • Allergic reaction
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