clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel, Benzaclin, Acanya, Duac (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no known drug interactions with clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide.

PREGNANCY: Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide has not been tested in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Clindamycin/benzoyl Peroxide has not been tested among nursing women. Orally ingested clindamycin is secreted into breast milk and may cause side effects in the infant. Mothers should decide whether to stop breastfeeding or discontinue clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effect of clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide are dry skin, application site skin reactions, itching, peeling, redness, and sunburn. Allergic reactions may also occur. Diarrhea, sometimes bloody, has been reported with topical clindamycin. This reaction, although quite rare, can be dangerous. Discontinuation is recommended if marked diarrhea develops.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 5/4/2012

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