TactuPump FORTE (Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide)

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  • Product Details


    TactuPump FORTE is a prescription medication used for treating acne vulgaris. It contains two active ingredients: adapalene and benzoyl peroxide.

    Adapalene is a retinoid that clears pores and prevents new acne formation, while benzoyl peroxide is an antimicrobial agent that helps to kill bacteria associated with acne.

    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


    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



    Before applying TactuPump FORTE, wash the affected area with a mild cleanser and pat dry. Apply a pea-sized amount of the medication to the affected area once daily in the evening.

    Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.


    The active ingredients are adapalene and benzoyl peroxide.


    TactuPump FORTE can interact with the following medications:

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


    Avoid applying the medication to sensitive areas of the skin, such as the eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.

    Do not use TactuPump FORTE if you are allergic to adapalene, benzoyl peroxide, or any other ingredients in the medication.

    Do not use TactuPump FORTE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without first speaking with your doctor.

    Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and sunlamps, as this medication can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and protective clothing to prevent sunburn.

    Side Effects

    Common adverse reactions to TactuPump FORTE 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

    Contact your healthcare provider if you experience any of the above side effects.


    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.

    Product Code : 13754

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