TactuPump (Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide)

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Prescription Required

  • Product Details


    TactuPump is a prescription medication for treating acne vulgaris in patients 9 years and older. Acne vulgaris may include symptoms like comedones, pustules, and inflammatory papules.

    It contains two active ingredients: adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a retinoid that helps to unclog pores and reduce inflammation, while benzoyl peroxide is a topical antibiotic that kills bacteria on the skin.

    Fact Table


    C28H28O3 (Adapalene), C14H10O4 (Benzoyl Peroxide)


    US FDA


    Very low

    Legal status


    Chemical Name

    Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide

    Elimination half-life

    7 and 51 hours

    Dosage (Strength)



    Consult Doctor



    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



    TactuPump is available in gel form and should be applied topically to the affected area once daily, usually at bedtime.

    Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the gel.


    The active ingredients in TactuPump are adapalene and benzoyl peroxide.


    Tell your healthcare provider if you are using any of the following:

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


    Before using TactuPump, you should inform your doctor if you have sensitive skin, eczema, or a history of allergies to the active ingredients.

    Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays, as TactuPump may increase sensitivity to sources of UV.

    TactuPump should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as the safety of this medication during these times has not been established.

    Do not use TactuPump on areas of the skin that are broken, infected, or sunburned.

    Side Effects

    The most common adverse reactions to TactuPump may include the following:

    • 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

    If you experience any of these side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist.


    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.

    Product Code : 13753

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