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clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide - topical, Benzaclin, Duac

GENERIC NAME: CLINDAMYCIN/BENZOYL PEROXIDE - TOPICAL (klin-duh-MY sin/BEN-zoh-ill per-OX-ide)

BRAND NAME(S): Benzaclin, Duac

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USES: This combination medication is used to treat a certain type of acne (inflammatory acne vulgaris). It helps to decrease the number of acne pimples. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that stops the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide can also stop the growth of bacteria as well as reduce oil production in the skin, helping keep your pores open.

HOW TO USE: Before using this medication, wash the affected skin gently with mild, non-medicated cleanser, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of this medication to the affected areas of the skin as directed by your doctor. Be careful to avoid your eyes, mouth, inside your nose, and any areas of broken skin. Wash your hands after each use.It may take up to 6 weeks to see a decrease in acne and up to 12 weeks to see the full benefit of the medication.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.




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