TactuPump FORTE (Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


TactuPump FORTE is a prescription medication that is used to treat acne. It is a combination of two active ingredients, adapalene and benzoyl peroxide.

Adapalene is a type of retinoid that helps to unclog pores and prevent the formation of new acne lesions. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent that helps to kill bacteria that can contribute to the development of acne.

Fact Table


C28H28O3 (Adapalene), C14H10O4 (Benzoyl Peroxide)




Very low

Legal status


Chemical Name

Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide

Elimination half-life

7 and 51 hours

Dosage (Strength)



Consult Doctor


TactuPump Forte

Protein binding

Not Available

PubChem CID

60164(Adapalene), 7187(Benzoyl peroxide)


a604001(Adapalene), a601026 (Benzoyl peroxide)


31174, 82405

ATC code



DB00210, DB09096



Routes of administration



Apply TactuPump FORTE to the affected areas of the skin once daily in the evening. Do not use this medication differently than prescribed.

It may take several weeks of regular use before the full benefits of this medication. Do not use this medication more often than prescribed or for a longer period than recommended.


The active ingredients in TactuPump FORTE are adapalene and benzoyl peroxide.

Inactive ingredients include carbomer 940, disodium edetate, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium hydroxide.


Common drug-drug interactions may occur with:

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


TactuPump FORTE is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, and mouth. If this medication comes into contact with these areas, rinse thoroughly with water.

This prescription may cause skin irritation, including redness, scaling, itching, and burning. If these side effects persist or worsen, contact your healthcare provider.

This medication may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. It is important to protect the treated areas from exposure to sunlight and to use sunscreen and protective clothing while outdoors.

Side Effects

Common adverse reactions 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


TactuPump FORTE [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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