NDC 68462-301 Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide

Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide

NDC Product Code 68462-301

NDC CODE: 68462-301

Proprietary Name: Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide What is the Proprietary Name?
The proprietary name also known as the trade name is the name of the product chosen by the medication labeler for marketing purposes.

Non-Proprietary Name: Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide What is the Non-Proprietary Name?
The non-proprietary name is sometimes called the generic name. The generic name usually includes the active ingredient(s) of the product.

Drug Use Information

Drug Use Information
The drug use information is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Always ask a health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

  • This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Adapalene belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of cells and decreasing swelling and inflammation.
  • This medication is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It may be used in combination with other acne treatments. When applied to the skin, benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to dry and peel. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.

NDC Code Structure

NDC 68462-301-47

Package Description: 1 BOTTLE, PUMP in 1 CARTON > 45 g in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP

NDC 68462-301-55

Package Description: 45 g in 1 TUBE

NDC Product Information

Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide with NDC 68462-301 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., Usa. The generic name of Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide is adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. The product's dosage form is gel and is administered via topical form.

Labeler Name: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., Usa

Dosage Form: Gel - A semisolid3 dosage form that contains a gelling agent to provide stiffness to a solution or a colloidal dispersion.4 A gel may contain suspended particles.

Product Type: Human Prescription Drug What kind of product is this?
Indicates the type of product, such as Human Prescription Drug or Human Over the Counter Drug. This data element matches the “Document Type” field of the Structured Product Listing.

Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide Active Ingredient(s)

What is the Active Ingredient(s) List?
This is the active ingredient list. Each ingredient name is the preferred term of the UNII code submitted.

  • ADAPALENE 1 mg/g
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE 25 mg/g

Inactive Ingredient(s)

About the Inactive Ingredient(s)
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product.

  • CARBOMER HOMOPOLYMER TYPE C (ALLYL PENTAERYTHRITOL CROSSLINKED) (UNII: 4Q93RCW27E)
  • CYCLOMETHICONE (UNII: NMQ347994Z)
  • DOCUSATE SODIUM (UNII: F05Q2T2JA0)
  • EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K)
  • GLYCERIN (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)
  • POLOXAMER 124 (UNII: 1S66E28KXA)
  • WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)
  • SORBITAN MONOOLEATE (UNII: 06XEA2VD56)
  • SODIUM HYDROXIDE (UNII: 55X04QC32I)

Administration Route(s)

What are the Administration Route(s)?
The translation of the route code submitted by the firm, indicating route of administration.

  • Topical - Administration to a particular spot on the outer surface of the body. The E2B term TRANSMAMMARY is a subset of the term TOPICAL.
  • Topical - Administration to a particular spot on the outer surface of the body. The E2B term TRANSMAMMARY is a subset of the term TOPICAL.

Pharmacological Class(es)

What is a Pharmacological Class?
These are the reported pharmacological class categories corresponding to the SubstanceNames listed above.

  • Retinoid - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Retinoids - [CS]

Product Labeler Information

What is the Labeler Name?
Name of Company corresponding to the labeler code segment of the Product NDC.

Labeler Name: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., Usa
Labeler Code: 68462
FDA Application Number: ANDA208108 What is the FDA Application Number?
This corresponds to the NDA, ANDA, or BLA number reported by the labeler for products which have the corresponding Marketing Category designated. If the designated Marketing Category is OTC Monograph Final or OTC Monograph Not Final, then the Application number will be the CFR citation corresponding to the appropriate Monograph (e.g. “part 341”). For unapproved drugs, this field will be null.

Marketing Category: ANDA - A product marketed under an approved Abbreviated New Drug Application. What is the Marketing Category?
Product types are broken down into several potential Marketing Categories, such as NDA/ANDA/BLA, OTC Monograph, or Unapproved Drug. One and only one Marketing Category may be chosen for a product, not all marketing categories are available to all product types. Currently, only final marketed product categories are included. The complete list of codes and translations can be found at www.fda.gov/edrls under Structured Product Labeling Resources.

Start Marketing Date: 11-08-2019 What is the Start Marketing Date?
This is the date that the labeler indicates was the start of its marketing of the drug product.

Listing Expiration Date: 12-31-2020 What is the Listing Expiration Date?
This is the date when the listing record will expire if not updated or certified by the product labeler.

Exclude Flag: N What is the NDC Exclude Flag?
This field indicates whether the product has been removed/excluded from the NDC Directory for failure to respond to FDA’s requests for correction to deficient or non-compliant submissions. Values = ‘Y’ or ‘N’.

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Information for Patients

Adapalene

Adapalene is pronounced as (a dap' a leen)

Why is adapalene medication prescribed?
Adapalene is used to treat acne. Adapalene is in a class of medications called retinoid-like compounds. It works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the...
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Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

Benzoyl Peroxide Topical is pronounced as (ben' zoe il)
Why is benzoyl peroxide topical medication prescribed?
Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat mild to moderate acne....
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Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide Product Label Images

Adapalene And Benzoyl Peroxide Product Labeling Information

The product labeling information includes all published material associated to a drug. Product labeling documents include information like generic names, active ingredients, ingredient strength dosage, routes of administration, appearance, usage, warnings, inactive ingredients, etc.

Product Labeling Index

1 Indications And Usage

Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older.

2 Dosage And Administration

For topical use only; Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.Apply a thin film of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel to affected areas of the face and/or trunk once daily after washing. Use a pea-sized amount for each area of the face (e.g., forehead, chin, each cheek). Avoid the eyes, lips and mucous membranes.

3 Dosage Forms And Strengths

Each gram of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel contains 1 mg (0.1%) adapalene, USP and 25 mg (2.5%) benzoyl peroxide, USP in a white to pale yellow, opaque gel.

4 Contraindications

None

5.1 Ultraviolet Light And Environmental Exposure

Exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps, should be minimized during the use of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. Patients with high levels of sun exposure and those with inherent sensitivity to sun should exercise particular caution. Use of sunscreen products and protective apparel, (e.g., hat) are recommended when exposure cannot be avoided. Weather extremes, such as wind or cold, may be irritating to patients under treatment with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.

5.2 Local Cutaneous Reactions

Erythema, scaling, dryness, and stinging/burning may be experienced with use of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. These are most likely to occur during the first four weeks of treatment, are mostly mild to moderate in intensity, and usually lessen with continued use of the medication. Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur. Depending upon the severity of these adverse reactions, patients should be instructed to use a moisturizer, reduce the frequency of the application of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel, or discontinue use. The product should not be applied to cuts, abrasions, eczematous or sunburned skin. As with other retinoids, use of "waxing" as a depilatory method should be avoided on skin treated with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.Avoid concomitant use of other potentially irritating topical products (medicated or abrasive soaps and cleansers, soaps and cosmetics that have strong skin-drying effect and products with high concentrations of alcohol, astringents, spices, or limes).

6.1 Clinical Studies Experience

Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.During clinical trials, 1401 subjects were exposed to adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. A total of 1036 subjects with acne vulgaris, 12 years and older, were treated once daily for 12 weeks to 12 months. Related adverse events reported within 12 weeks of treatment and in at least 1% of subjects treated with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel and those reported in subjects treated with the vehicle gel are presented in Table 1:Table 1 Drug Related Adverse Events Reported in Clinical Trials by At Least 1% of Patients Treated For 12 WeeksSystem Organ Class/Preferred TermAdapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide gelN = 564Vehicle gelN = 489Subjects with AE (s) 14%4%Dry Skin7%2%Contact dermatitis3%<1%Application site burning2%<1%Application site irritation1%<1%Skin irritation1%0%Local tolerability evaluations, presented in Table 2, were conducted at each study visit in clinical trials by assessment of erythema, scaling, dryness, burning, and stinging.Table 2 Incidence of Local Cutaneous Irritation in Controlled Clinical Trials (N = 553) Treatment Emergent Signs and SymptomsMaximum Severity During TreatmentEnd of Treatment Severity (12 Weeks) Mild Moderate Severe Mild Moderate Severe Erythema 27% 13% 1% 8%  2% 1%  Scaling 35% 11% 1% 9% 1% <1% Dryness 41% 13% 1% 10% 2% <1% Stinging/burning 41%  15%  3%  7%  2%  1% Analysis over the 12-week period showed that local tolerability scores for erythema, scaling, dryness, and stinging/burning peaked at Week 1 of therapy and decreased thereafter.During a pediatric clinical trial, 285 children with acne vulgaris, 9 to 11 years of age were treated with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel or with the vehicle gel once daily for 12 weeks. Overall, the safety profile of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel in these subjects is comparable to the safety profile observed in older subjects 12 years of age and above, both in the nature and frequency of the observed events.Analysis of local tolerability evaluations shows similar incidence of treatment emergent signs and symptoms as in subjects 12 years of age and above, with local tolerability signs and symptoms peaking during the first week and decreasing over time.

6.2 Postmarketing Experience

The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel:  eyelid edema, sunburn, blister, pain of skin, pruritus, swelling face, conjunctivitis, skin discoloration, rash, eczema, throat tightness and allergic contact dermatitis.  Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

7 Drug Interactions

Concomitant topical acne therapy should be used with caution because a possible cumulative irritancy effect may occur, especially with the use of peeling, desquamating, or abrasive agents.No formal drug-drug interaction studies were conducted with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.

8.1 Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category C. There are no well-controlled trials in pregnant women treated with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with the combination gel or benzoyl peroxide. Furthermore, such studies are not always predictive of human response; therefore, adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the risk to the fetus.No teratogenic effects were observed in rats treated with oral doses of 0.15 to 5 mg adapalene/kg/day, up to 25 times (mg/m2/day) the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of 2 grams of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. However, teratogenic changes were observed in rats and rabbits when treated with oral doses of ≥ 25 mg adapalene/kg/day representing 123 and 246 times MRHD, respectively. Findings included cleft palate, microphthalmia, encephalocele and skeletal abnormalities in rats; and umbilical hernia, exophthalmos and kidney and skeletal abnormalities in rabbits.Dermal teratology studies conducted in rats and rabbits at doses of 0.6 to 6 mg adapalene/kg/day [25 to 59 times (mg/m2) the MRHD] exhibited no fetotoxicity and only minimal increases in supernumerary ribs in both species and delayed ossification in rabbits.

8.3 Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether adapalene or benzoyl peroxide is excreted in human milk following use of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.  Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is administered to a nursing woman.

8.4 Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel in pediatric patients under the age of 9 have not been established.

8.5 Geriatric Use

Clinical studies of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.

11 Description

Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 0.1%/2.5% is a white to pale yellow, opaque gel for topical use containing adapalene, USP, 0.1%, and benzoyl peroxide, USP, 2.5%.Adapalene, USP a synthetic retinoid, is a naphthoic acid derivative with retinoid-like properties. The chemical name for adapalene, USP is 6-(4-Methoxy-3-(tricyclo [3.3.1.13,7 ]dec-1-ylphenyl)-2-naphthalene carboxylic acid . It has the following structural formula:Adapalene, USP:Molecular formula: C28H28O3 Molecular weight: 412.52Benzoyl peroxide, USP is a highly lipophilic oxidizing agent that localizes in both bacterial and keratinocyte cell membranes. The chemical name for benzoyl peroxide, USP is dibenzoyl peroxide. It has the following structural formula:Benzoyl Peroxide, USP:Molecular formula: C14H10O4 Molecular weight: 242.23Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel contains the following inactive ingredients: carbomer homopolymer type C, cyclomethicone, docusate sodium, edetate disodium, glycerin, propylene glycol, poloxamer 124, purified water, sorbitan oleate and sodium hydroxide.

12.1 Mechanism Of Action

Adapalene Adapalene binds to specific retinoic acid nuclear receptors but does not bind to cytosolic receptor protein. Biochemical and pharmacological profile studies have demonstrated that adapalene is a modulator of cellular differentiation, keratinization and inflammatory processes. However, the significance of these findings with regard to the mechanism of action of adapalene for the treatment of acne is unknown.Benzoyl peroxideBenzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent with bactericidal and keratolytic effects.

12.2 Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacodynamics of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is unknown.

12.3 Pharmacokinetics

A pharmacokinetic study was conducted in 10 adult subjects with acne vulgaris who were treated once daily for 30 days with 2 grams/day of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel applied to 1000 cm2 of acne involved skin, (face, chest, and upper back).Two subjects (20%) had quantifiable adapalene plasma concentrations above the limit of quantification (LOQ = 0.1ng/mL). The highest adapalene Cmax and AUC0-24h was 0.21 ng/mL and 1.99 ng•h/mL, respectively. Excretion of adapalene appears to be primarily by the biliary route. Pharmacokinetics of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel in pediatric subjects have not been evaluated.Benzoyl peroxide is absorbed by the skin where it is converted to benzoic acid and eliminated in the urine.

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility

No carcinogenicity, photocarcinogenicity, genotoxicity, or fertility studies were conducted with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.Carcinogenicity studies with adapalene have been conducted in mice at topical doses of 0.4, 1.3, and 4 mg/kg/day (1.2, 3.9, and 12 mg/m2/day), and in rats at oral doses of 0.15, 0.5, and 1.5 mg/kg/day (0.9, 3, and 9 mg/m2/day).  In terms of body surface area, the highest dose levels are 9.8 (mice) and 7.4 times (rats) the MRHD of 2 grams of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. In the rat study, an increased incidence of benign and malignant pheochromocytomas in the adrenal medulla of male rats was observed.No significant increase in tumor formation was observed in rodents topically treated with 15 to 25% benzoyl peroxide carbopol gel (6 to 10 times the concentration of benzoyl peroxide in adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel) for two years. Rats received maximum daily applications of 138 (males) and 205 (females) mg benzoyl peroxide/kg. In terms of body surface area, these levels are 27 to 40 times the MRHD. Similar results were obtained in mice topically treated with 25% benzoyl peroxide carbopol gel for 56 weeks followed by intermittent treatment with 15% benzoyl peroxide carbopol gel for rest of the 2 years study period, and in mice topically treated with 5% benzoyl peroxide carbopol gel for two years.The role of benzoyl peroxide as a tumor promoter has been well established in several animal species. However, the significance of this finding in humans is unknown.In a photocarcinogenicity study conducted with 5% benzoyl peroxide carbopol gel, no increase in UV-induced tumor formation was observed in hairless mice topically treated for 40 weeks.No photocarcinogenicity studies were conducted with adapalene. However, animal studies have shown an increased tumorigenic risk with the use of pharmacologically similar drugs (e.g., retinoids) when exposed to UV irradiation in the laboratory or sunlight. Although the significance of these findings to humans is not clear, patients should be advised to avoid or minimize exposure to either sunlight or artificial irradiation sources.Adapalene did not exhibit mutagenic or genotoxic effects in vitro (Ames test, Chinese hamster ovary cell assay, mouse lymphoma TK assay) or in vivo (mouse micronucleus test).Bacterial mutagenicity assays (Ames test) with benzoyl peroxide has provided mixed results, mutagenic potential was observed in a few but not in a majority of investigations. Benzoyl peroxide has been shown to produce single-strand DNA breaks in human bronchial epithelial and mouse epidermal cells, it has caused DNA-protein cross-links in the human cells, and has also induced a dose-dependent increase in sister chromatid exchanges in Chinese hamster ovary cells.In rat oral studies, 20 mg adapalene/kg/day (120 mg/m2/day; 98 times the MRHD based on mg/m2/day comparison) did not affect the reproductive performance and fertility of F0 males and females, or growth, development and reproductive function of F1 offspring.No fertility studies were conducted with benzoyl peroxide.

14 Clinical Studies

The safety and efficacy of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel applied once daily for the treatment of acne vulgaris were assessed in two 12-week, multicenter, controlled clinical studies of similar design, comparing adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel to the gel vehicle in acne subjects. Treatment response was defined as the percent of subjects who had a two grade improvement and rated ‘Clear’ and ‘Almost Clear’ at Week 12 based on the Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) and mean absolute change from baseline at Week 12 in both inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesion counts. An IGA score of 'Clear' corresponded to residual hyperpigmentation and erythema may be present. An IGA score of ‘Almost Clear’ corresponded to a few scattered comedones and a few small papules.In Study 1, 517 subjects were randomized to adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel, adapalene 0.1% in vehicle gel, benzoyl peroxide 2.5% in vehicle gel, or vehicle gel. The median age of these 517 subjects was 15 years old and 60% were males. At baseline subjects had between 20 to 50 inflammatory lesions and 30 to 100 non-inflammatory lesions. The majority of subjects had a baseline IGA score of ‘Moderate’ which corresponded to more than half of the face is involved, many comedones, papules and pustules. The efficacy results at week 12 are presented in Table 3.In Study 2, 1668 subjects were randomized to adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel, adapalene 0.1% in vehicle gel, benzoyl peroxide 2.5% in vehicle gel, or vehicle gel. The median age of subjects was 16 years old and 49% were males. At baseline subjects had between 20 to 50 inflammatory lesions and 30 to 100 non-inflammatory lesions as well as an Investigator Global Assessment score of ‘Moderate’. The efficacy results at week 12 are presented in Table 3.In Study 3, 285 pediatric subjects 9 to 11 years of age were randomized to adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel or vehicle gel. The median age of subjects was 11 years and 24% were males. At baseline, subjects had a minimum of 20 but not more than 100 total lesions (inflammatory and/or non-inflammatory) with an Investigator Global Assessment score of 'Moderate'. The efficacy results at week 12 are presented in Table 3.Table 3: Clinical Efficacy of Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel at Week 12Study 1Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide gelAdapalene 0.1% in Vehicle gelBenzoyl Peroxide 2.5% in Vehicle gelVehicle gel(N = 149)(N = 148)(N = 149)(N = 71)IGA: Two Grade Improvement and Clear or Almost Clear32(21.5%)18(12.2%)18(12.1%)4(5.6%)Inflammatory Lesions: Mean Absolute (Percent) Change16(52.4%)11.4(39.9%)10.5(35.8%)9.5(31.8%)Non-inflammatory Lesions: Mean Absolute (Percent) Change23.4 (45.9%)15.2(29.6%)13.7(32.2%)13.2(27.8%)Study 2Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide gelAdapalene 0.1% in Vehicle gelBenzoyl Peroxide 2.5% in Vehicle gelVehicle gel(N = 415)(N = 420)(N = 415)(N = 418)IGA: Two Grade Improvement and Clear or Almost Clear125(30.1%)83(19.8%)92(22.2%)47(11.3%)Inflammatory Lesions: Mean Absolute (Percent) Change15.4(53.4%)12.3(41.7%)13.7(47.6%)8.7(30.2%)Non-inflammatory Lesions: Mean Absolute (Percent) Change24.6(48.1%)21(40.8%)19.2(37.2%)11.3(23.2%)In both Studies 1 and 2 the treatment effect was smaller in subjects with a small number of baseline lesions than in subjects with a large number of baseline lesions.Study 3Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide GelN=142Vehicle GelN=143IGA: Two GradeImprovement and Clear or Almost Clear67 (47.2%)22 (15.4%)Inflammatory Lesions: Mean Absolute (Percent) Change7.4 (36%)0.7 (-13.2%)*Non-inflammatory Lesions: Mean Absolute (Percent) Change20.2 (54.7%)2.9 (2.3%)* - That is, a mean percent increase of 13.2%

16 How Supplied/Storage And Handling

Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 0.1%/2.5% is white to pale yellow in color and opaque in appearance, and is supplied as follows:45 gram tube NDC 68462-301-5545 gram pump NDC 68462-301-47Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from light. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from heat. Keep tube tightly closed.

17 Patient Counseling Information

[See FDA approved Patient Labeling (Patient Information)]Information for Patients- Advise patients to cleanse the area to be treated with a mild or soapless cleanser; pat dry. Apply adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel as a thin layer, avoiding the eyes, lips and mucous membranes.- Advise patients not to use more than the recommended amount and not to apply more than once daily as this will not produce faster results, but may increase irritation.- Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel may cause irritation such as erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging or burning.- Advise patients to minimize exposure to sunlight, including sunlamps.- Recommend the use of sunscreen products and protective apparel, (e.g., hat) when exposure cannot be avoided.- Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel may bleach hair and colored fabric.Manufactured by:Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.Colvez-Bardez, Goa 403513, IndiaManufactured for:Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USAMahwah, NJ 07430Questions? 1 (888) 721-7115www.glenmarkpharma.com/usaMay 2019

Patient Information

  • Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide(a-DAP-a-leen & BEN-zoe-il-peer-OKS-ide)Gel, 0.1%/2.5%Important: For use on the skin only (topical). Do not use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel in or on your mouth, eyes, or vagina.Read this Patient Information leaflet about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your treatment or your medical condition. If you have any questions about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.What is adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel?Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is a prescription medicine for skin use only (topical) used to treat acne vulgaris in people 9 years of age and older.Acne vulgaris is a condition in which the skin has blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.It is not known if adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is safe and effective in children younger than 9 years old.What should I tell my doctor before using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel?Before you use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel, tell your doctor if you: •have other skin problems, including cuts or sunburn •have any other medical conditions •are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel can harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. •are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel passes into your breast milk and if it can harm your baby. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.Especially tell your doctor if you use any other medicine for acne. Using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel with topical medicines that contain sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid may cause skin irritation.Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.How should I use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel? •Use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel exactly as your doctor tells you to use it. Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel is for skin use only. Do not use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel in or on your mouth, eyes, or vagina. •Apply adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel 1 time a day. •Do not use more adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel than you need to cover the treatment area. Using too much adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel or using it more than 1 time a day may increase your chance of skin irritation.Applying adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel: •Wash the area where the gel will be applied with a mild cleanser and pat dry. •Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel comes in a tube and a pump. If you have been prescribed the:oTube: Squeeze a small amount (about the size of a pea) of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel onto your fingertips and spread a thin layer over the affected area. oPump: Depress the pump to dispense a small amount (about the size of a pea) of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel and spread a thin layer over the affected area.What should I avoid while using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel? •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 adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel to cuts, abrasions and sunburned skin. •You should 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. •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 adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel to dry completely before dressing to prevent bleaching of your clothes.What are the possible side effects of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel?Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel may cause serious side effects including: •Local skin reactions. Local skin reactions are most likely to happen during the first 4 weeks of treatment and usually lessen with continued use of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. Signs and symptoms of local skin reaction include: •Redness •Dryness •Swelling •Scaling •Stinging or burningTell your doctor right away if these side effects continue for longer than 4 weeks or get worse, you may have to stop using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel.Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.These are not all the possible side effects of adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.You may also report side effects to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA at 1 (888) 721-7115.How should I store adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel? •Store adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel at room temperature, 68° to 77° F (20° to 25° C). •Keep adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel inside container and out of light and away from heat.Keep adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel and all medicines out of the reach of children.General information about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gelMedicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information Leaflet. Do not use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel that is written for health professionals.What are the ingredients in adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel?Active ingredients: adapalene and benzoyl peroxideInactive ingredients: carbomer homopolymer type C, cyclomethicone, docusate sodium, edetate disodium, glycerin, propylene glycol, poloxamer 124, purified water, sorbitan oleate and sodium hydroxide.Manufactured by:Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.Colvale-Bardez, Goa 403513, India Manufactured for:Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USAMahwah, NJ 07430Questions? 1 (888) 721-7115 www.glenmarkpharma.com/usaMay 2019

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45 gram Pump CartonNDC 68462-301-47Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 0.1%/2.5%

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