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Deriva-BPO gel

Manufactured byGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsAdapalene (0.1 %w/w) + Benzoyl Peroxide (Topical) (2.5 %w/w)
Description

Deriva-BPO gel is a combination medicine used for the treatment of acne vulgaris, a skin condition characterized by symptoms such as pimples, blackheads, large and tender bumps on the skin, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 9 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Deriva-BPO gel

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Swelling of face
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Itching of skin
  • Redness of skin

Uses of Deriva-BPO gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to adapalene, benzoyl peroxide, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Skin peeling and skin irritation

This medicine may cause skin irritation when applied, characterized by peeling of the skin. This effect is not harmful and usually subsides within 1 or 2 days after stopping the treatment. This effect is more prevalent in patients having a dry skin.

For external use

This medicine is for external use only. Apply on the affected skin as recommended. Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided and you are advised to take appropriate precautionary measures while stepping out into sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 9 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Waxing

Do not use waxing as a hair removal method for the area treated with this medicine due to the increased risk of skin erosions.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tretinoin/ Isotretinoin

Dapsone

Disease interactions

Eczema

Use of this medicine in patients with eczema is not recommended due to the severe irritation caused by this medicine on the eczematous skin. Discuss with the doctor about all your medical conditions before using this medicine. Use this medicine only as per the doctor's instructions.

Sunburn

Caution is advised while using this medicine in patients with sunburnt skin due to the increased risk of extreme irritation of the skin. It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or sunlamps and to use sunscreen or protective clothing during treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Adapalene prevents swelling and inflammation of the skin by affecting the growth of skin cells. This results in a decreased occurrence of pimples. Benzoyl peroxide works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria and promoting the peeling of affected skin. Thus, the combination is better effective for treating acne vulgaris.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical acne agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/022320s004lbl.pdf

Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% Gel - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 5 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/451/smpc

[Internet]. CiplaMed. 2018 [cited 5 September 2018]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/oxidoben-gel
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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Dec 2018

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