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Benzoyl Peroxide Whilst On Accutane

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Hey Guys,

First post here, I'm 20 have have had mild-severe acne for 7 years and am finally starting an accutane treatement next week.

For the last year I have been using a tetracycline (minomycine) combined with daily application of epiduo gel (1mg/g adapalene and 25mg/g benzoyl peroxide). I have stopped using the minomycine but can/should I keep using the epiduo gel?

Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated!

cheers,

James

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No, you shouldn't use epiduo while on accutane. It would be too irritating and might interfere with healing. A gentle cleanser and a simple moisturizer should do. :)

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Thanks, that's a relief! Applying the epiduo each evening is a pain!

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What Oceanic said! I think people try to compound treatments hoping for faster/better results but realistically, accutane is a very strong medication and you should just let it do its thing. In fact, since starting accutane I only use my cetaphil cleanser at night time and only wash with water in the shower in the mornings.

Good luck!

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