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TactuPump (Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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Description

TactuPump is a combination medication containing Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide. It is used to treat acne vulgaris.

Adapalene belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by regulating the growth of cells and decreasing inflammation, thereby unblocking pores and allowing other topical medications to penetrate more deeply.

Benzoyl Peroxide is an antibacterial agent that reduces the number of bacteria on the skin and promotes the peeling of affected skin areas, helping to unclog pores.

The medication may take several weeks to see improvement, and maximum benefits may not be seen for up to 12 weeks.


Fact Table

Formula

C28H28O3 (Adapalene), C14H10O4 (Benzoyl Peroxide)

License

US FDA

Bioavailability

Very low

Legal status

Rx-Only

Chemical Name

Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide

Elimination half-life

7 and 51 hours

Dosage (Strength)

-

Pregnancy

Consult Doctor

Brands

TactuPump

Protein binding

Not Available

PubChem CID

60164(Adapalene), 7187(Benzoyl peroxide)

MedlinePlus

a604001(Adapalene), a601026 (Benzoyl peroxide)

ChEBI

31174, 82405

ATC code

D10AD53

DrugBank

DB00210, DB09096

KEGG

D10792

Routes of administration

Gel

Directions

The usual recommended dose of TactuPump is to apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area(s) once daily before bedtime. Wash and dry the affected area before use.

Take care to avoid the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Contact with these areas may cause stinging or burning.

Ingredients

The active ingredients in TactuPump are Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide.

Interactions

Typical interactions with this drug may include:

  • Aminolevulinic Acid
  • Dapsone
  • Isotretinoin
  • Methoxsalen
  • Multivitamins/Fluoride (with ADE)
  • Multivitamins/Minerals (with ADEK, Folate, Iron)
  • Multivitamins/Minerals (with AE, No Iron)
  • Porfimer
  • Verteporfin

Cautions

TactuPump may cause skin irritation, including redness, itching, burning, or peeling. These side effects are usually mild and occur at the beginning of treatment. If they persist or become severe, contact your healthcare provider.

TactuPump should not be used in combination with certain other acne medications, such as erythromycin, clindamycin, or azelaic acid, as this may increase the risk of skin irritation.

Side Effects

Common side effects of TactuPump may include:

  • Application-site burning
  • Application-site irritation
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Bulla
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Eyelid edema
  • Facial swelling
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Local desquamation
  • Local discomfort
  • Local dryness of skin
  • Localized burning
  • Pharyngeal edema
  • Pruritus
  • Skin blister
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin pain
  • Skin rash
  • Skin vesicle
  • Sunburn
  • Xeroderma

References

  1. TactuPump [package insert]. Thornhill, Ontario: Galderma Canada Inc; 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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