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This combination product contains two medications: clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin belongs to the family of medications known as antibiotics. Benzoyl peroxide is a medication that has antibacterial effects and is a peeling agent. This combination product is used to treat certain types of acne. It works by killing bacteria that cause acne and by peeling off skin cells.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Clindamycin - benzoyl peroxide should be applied to the affected skin areas once daily before bedtime, after the skin has been washed, rinsed with warm water, and gently patted dry. Avoid contact with eyes, nostrils, mouth, and sensitive skin. If contact does occur, rinse with plenty of cool tap water.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
Store this medication at room temperature, keep tube tightly closed and keep out of the reach of children. Discard any unused gel after 120 days.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Each g of gel contains 10 mg of clindamycin and 50 mg of benzoyl peroxide. Nonmedicinal ingredients: carbomer 940, dimethicone, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, edetate disodium, glycerin, hydrated silica, methylparaben, poloxamer, purified water, and sodium hydroxide.
Clindamycin - benzoyl peroxide should not be used by anyone who:
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